Posts Tagged ‘LOVE SICK’

March 8, 2018

Scottish boy-girl duo LOVE SICK has certainly stirred up a lot of excitement with their inaugural releases over the past half year. They’ve even received support from Sir Elton John himself, alongside the likes of BBC, KCRW, and more, when they scintillated us with 2017 debut single Bullet and follow-up earworm Hope last month. There’s no sign of the pair slowing down at all as they lay down some trip hop laced pop on new single What I’d Do, a confessional anthem that muses on themes of romantic disappointment and disconnection. What I’d Do is the epitome of the band’s name, a love sick electronic pop ballad of enduring desperation. Whizzing synths, sable beats, and exhilarating drops contribute to the song’s cinematic vitality. What I’d Do is a powerful entreaty with its BROODS-like dusky production and ECHOS-like potent atmospherics. LOVE SICK’s make their headlining debut at Nice N Sleazys in Glasgow on Tuesday, April 3rd, and entry is free, too! Those fortunate enough to be in the area can find out more about the show and sign up, here. Stream/purchase What I’d Do, here.

February 1, 2018

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January 31, 2018

In the final quarter of 2017, a new Scottish boy-girl duo named LOVE SICK blew a lot of tastemakers’ minds when they made their debut with Bullet, arguably one of last year’s best pop debuts. You can re-visit the track via our feature, here. So, how does one follow up such a smashing introduction and first release? By climbing charts and enthralling hearts with a second single like Hope, of course! The pair, who also announced their debut headlining show in Glasgow on April 3rd last week, re-capture both my ears and my heart with their bittersweet but sanguine new softly glowing electronic pop song. LOVE SICK explains that Hope is reflective of the struggles and anxieties we all have in life. “It’s a tale of keeping focus in a climate crowded by fears and insecurities.” We live in a time of discontent, when so many around us are struggling with depression and anxiety. LOVE SICK brings us a delicate yet stately message of comforting optimism with their lush sailing, emotive flourishing new ballad. 

As Shaun & Julie further explain: “HOPE is a song about chasing your dreams envisaging them right in front of you mixed with the struggles and anxieties you have to overcome to get there, with the silver lining being the hope that one day you will. We spent a lot of time traveling between Glasgow and London exploring opportunities and hustling – writing, recording, meeting lots of new people. Sometimes all that hard work can feel like it’s for nothing, but you keep going and this song represents our journey so far.” It’s a journey we much empathize with, and one that doesn’t delineate from much of what we all experience, whatever the fine details. We’re fortunate to have such a gorgeously breathtaking, intricately woven pop song to escort us through our dark times. Stream/purchase Hope, here.

November 8, 2017

I’m still very much obsessed with LOVE SICK’s debut single Bullet, a song I consider one of the year’s best electronic pop debuts. You can re-visit the Scottish newcomers’ original, a twisted love song that’s also fiery resilient, here. LOVE SICK has revealed a stripped down piano version of the song, and it’s a raw emotive, vulnerable and exposed gem that really brings out the agony and poignancy of the song. The acoustic, minimalist rendition of Bullet is a heart pummeling experience. The original version of LOVE SICK’s Bullet can be purchased, here.

September 12, 2017

Bullet is arguably one of the best pop debuts of the month so far, and in the time between when it first surfaced last week and today, when I’ve finally found a moment to share the track, a whole lot of tastemakers and hypem voters seem to have agreed. The song is the first from Scottish boy-girl duo LOVE SICK. Equal parts twisted love song and fiery resilient pop, Bullet fires on all counts. Shaun and Julie of LOVE SICK are both Scottish natives, but they’re now based out of London, where they seem primed and ready for a pop takeover. There’s no denying the sheer power of Julie’s smoky rich voice or the draw of the song’s robust soundscape that mixes contemporary elements with retro aspects. Purchase or stream LOVE SICK’s golden first single, here.