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.

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