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Song Premiere: Lakely Grapples With Isolation on Wistful 'Cold War'

Martin Axelsson

Americana duo Lakely (Anna Edström and Jonas Rudolf) explore heartbreak and isolation on the wistful folk tune "Cold War," the title track to their forthcoming album (out May 21).

"Nothing grows when the ground is hard and frozen," the duo sings. On this path I've chosen/ I will feel no pain/ No you can't hurt me in this cold, cold war."

"'Cold War' is about distancing yourself from family and friends, forcing yourself to become cold and refusing to reconcile, to make sure you won't get hurt again," the duo tells Wide Open Country.

Listen to "Cold War" below.

Cold War was self-recorded at Chromophone Studios in the south of Sweden with additional recording done in the duo's apartment.

Born in Sweden, Edström and Rudolf each found inspiration in Music City.

"We both felt like something was missing. Our music careers were going well, but there was always something standing in the way of making the music we wanted to create. Being in Nashville changed all that," the duo says in a press release. "There was this magic night, we were laying under a magnolia tree, watching the fireflies and hearing the strangely musical trains whistle in the distance. We realized we had found another home."

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