Montréal based indie pop duo Down With Space are vocalist/guitarist Rob Helsten and drummer Steve Dumas – the classic Montréal meeting of an English speaker (Helsten) and a French speaker (Dumas) who have found an understanding through music when language can sometimes elude communication. Formed in 2019 just before the world shut down, Down With Space have adopted a DIY ethos to keeping their process in house while creating sounds that are equally balanced between synthesis and organic instruments.
New single, “What You Keep Telling Yourself” is about perseverance. Inspired by a pair of completely unrelated, unfortunate life experiences – a bicycle accident and a reasonably serious kitchen fire (serious enough to involve the fire department, anyway) – the song’s message is about getting past the bad and getting on with the good.
The group shares:
Getting past the bad and getting on with the good is at the heart of our new song.
Inspired by a pair of completely unrelated, unfortunate life experiences – a bicycle accident and a serious kitchen fire – “What You Keep Telling Yourself” is centered around the theme of perseverance.
Break your face, burn your house, or something more
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Our frontman, Rob Helsten, shot and edited the music video for this track, catching the vibrant summer colours of the sky along with a transition into sunset and the imposing nighttime.
We’re all just people trying to make the best of things and when it comes down to it, nothing is really that bad. We all have our place here.
Hope you embrace the positive mood and spirit of this indie rock tune.