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Love Sick release new mixtape ‘Love’

It’s a rush of blood to the head, a Valentine’s gift wrapped in barbed wire

After their previous singles ‘Sick of Love’ and ‘I Take It All Back’ were both named as BBC Introducing’s Track of the Week, Scottish alt-pop duo LOVE SICK build upon their growing acclaim with today’s release of the new mixtape ‘LOVE’.

‘LOVE’ is released alongside a visual for its new focus track. WATCH THE VISUAL HERE

While the real-life couple – Julie Canning and Shaun Knox – regularly use love’s tempestuous highs and lows as a creative inspiration, this new song is their most uncompromising moment to date. It’s a rush of blood to the head, a Valentine’s gift wrapped in barbed wire, a final declaration that where love once prospered, anger now lurks. Julie’s soft vocals are initially full of disappointment but eventually she hollers in frustration.

In addition to ‘Sick of Love’, ‘I Take It All Back’ and new their single, ‘LOVE’ also features the brand new tracks ‘I Know U Know’ and ‘No Good’, plus a remix of ‘Sick of Love’. Overflowing with fervent emotions and pop/electro influences that hint at Disclosure, Dua Lipa and SG Lewis, the ‘LOVE’ mixtape uses the couple’s personal experiences as the starting point for love stories that are often closer to a psychological horror than a rom-com.

LOVE SICK commented, “‘LOVE’ is a window into our relationship: the ups and downs, fights, good times and bad. Writing these songs together was like a form of couples therapy and we turned our arguments into pop songs. There’s a lot of breaking up going on, but we’re still together! The production is just the first vibes that came out sonically when we were writing them together, and we didn’t stray too much from those original demos. We’ve learned that if something feels goods just should just roll with it and have some fun, rather than sticking to our preconceptions of what ‘LOVE SICK’ should sound like.”

The release of ‘LOVE’ is the latest highlight in an impressive year for the duo. It follows the two-part ‘SICK’ mixtape, a huge Hyde Park show as guests to Duran Duran, and critical acclaim which has included The Line of Best Fit’s in-depth On The Rise feature.