During our afternoon out with Asha Ali in Stockholm's Pet Sounds, we spoke to her about our favourite track on her new album, Loud and Out of Place, released this week. The track, 'Go The Distance', is a powerful pop behemoth which, as we have previously suggested, would have made an amazing Mutya Keisha Siobhan single. Having just had its first play on Swedish radio a few moments ago, we are pleased to premiere it online exclusively here on The 405.

"Tobias Isaksson (Azure Blue), who I work with, said he had a song he wanted to send to me," Ali recalls. "The track was already produced but he wanted me to see if I could do anything with it. The song had a two-minute intro to it and I was, like, 'this is not pop, Tobias!'. People don't have time for these long intros anymore! [laughs] I wrote the lyrics for it at home. That bit that goes "moments, moments" was inspired by Future Islands' 'Seasons (Waiting On You)'. It's so strong. It's one of the best songs ever written and it was my inspiration at the time. I think that, with the chorus, you know, the bit that goes "to the moon and back" - it could almost be a 1970s psychedelic song, something that just erupts out there. I always write things instinctively and I seldom re-write. The original is almost always what I stick with. The last part of the song is the part we had to work on the most but I think it is also the part that says most about the song."

'Go The Distance' and Out and Out of Place are both out tomorrow, 19 November on Hybris.