Wish Your Friendly Ex The Best With Aquilo’s “I Wanna See You Smile” 

Bittersweet pop

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UK duo Aquilo nudges us to take the emotional high road of wishing your ex the best in new sinlge “I Wanna See You Smile.” As much as we love upping our previous lovers, there are certain exes that really deserve the best – maybe coz you feel guilty about the breakup or just had a friendly conscious uncoupling. Either way, Aquilo pulls our heartstrings with “I Wanna See You Smile,” a simple piano-fueled piece that feels melancholically uplifting: 

On the song, Aquilo commented: “‘I Wanna See You Smile’ feels like a song we could have written a long time ago. It’s a song about acceptance and wanting the best for someone that moved on before you did. We feel nervous to let people hear it because it’s vulnerable as fuck. But this wouldn’t be the first time we’ve released a vulnerable song. So hey ho.”

The track is from their upcoming album A Safe Place To Be, which will be out on October 15th. They’ll be kicking off their headline tour in February 2022:

2nd – Manchester, Band on the Wall

4th – London, EartH

5th – Paris, Le Hasard Ludique

6th – Amsterdam, Bitterzoet

8th – Cologne, Club Bahnhof Ehrenfeld

9th – Berlin, Bi Nuu