They’ve completed a European arena tour as guests to Twenty One Pilots, stormed the main stage at the Reading and Leeds Festivals, and been widely tipped for greatness. Now L.A. power-pop quartet The Regrettes step things up another gear with the news that they’ll release their second album ‘How Do You Love?’ on August 9th via Warner Records.
‘How Do You Love?’ is an album about the most universal of emotions: love. Throughout the record, 18-year-old frontwoman Lydia Night details the rise and fall of a relationship. It charts that first rush of butterflies, through to a destructive break-up, but ultimately finding peace and closure. Night introduces the album with a spoken-word poem before The Regrettes – completed by Genessa Gariano (22, guitar), Brooke Dickson (24, bass) and Drew Thomsen (22, drums) – take listeners on a journey through love’s varying experiences. Whether your experience is romantic, platonic or simply self-love, it proves that you’re never alone.
Night came up with the idea after writing a group of songs about her experiences in various real-life relationships. “I realised that they all fit together and tell a story,” she explains. “It’s about finding bravery through love. Learning and accepting that, yes, you went through a shitty breakup but that’s amazing, because all that means is next time you’re in a relationship, you know so much more about yourself and about what you want.”
The album is today launched with the infectious, guitar-driven single ‘I Dare You’, along with its official video. ‘How Do You Love?’ is now available to pre-order from the band’s official store at www.theregrettes.com and via all digital retailers.
Over the past few months, the band has been gearing up for the release of ‘How Do You Love?’, offering fans a sneak peek with recently-released tracks ‘California Friends’, ‘Pumpkin’ and ‘Dress Up’ as well as the passionate standalone anti-Kavanaugh anthem ‘Poor Boy’.
The Regrettes will return to the UK later this year to play the following live shows:
5th – Bristol, Thekla
8th – London, O2 Academy Islington
9th – Birmingham, O2 Academy 3
11th – Glasgow, King Tuts
12th – Leeds, The Key Club
13th – Manchester, The Deaf Institute
14th – Liverpool, Arts Club