Love Sick just releases a new EP – U R!
After their recent tracks ‘Get Wild’ and ‘Run Out of Love’ picked up a flurry of tastemaker tips on both sides of the Atlantic along with key streaming support on all major platforms, LOVE SICK today present their debut mixtape ‘SICK’. Released alongside a new video for ‘U R’, the mixtape finds the Scottish alt/electro duo living up to the immense potential they demonstrated with their acclaimed early tracks ‘Bullet’ and ‘Fever’.
Entirely written and produced by the duo, ‘SICK’ sees the duo explore the sizzling tension and tender subtleties that can make or break relationships. Channelling late night hedonism, it dives into a multitude of reference points including Miley Cyrus’ eclectic ‘SHE IS COMING’, Mark Ronson’s heartbreak anthem collection ‘Late Night Feelings’ as well as the festival-conquering Caribou and woozy electronic maverick Kaytranada.
LOVE SICK commented, “The mixtape is about the ups and downs of relationships. From euphoric moments to breaking up and making up, going through heaven and hell for someone you love and how love sometimes doesn’t feel like love.”
In addition to the two recent singles, ‘SICK’ introduces three new tracks which delve into the experiences that add a darkly enticing addiction to LOVE SICK’s exploratory cocktail of electro angst, alt-pop and ominous R&B: namely that love is a package of pleasure and pain in which tenderness and trauma present themselves at almost random intervals.
That rollercoaster ride is charted with utmost honesty on ‘U R’. Julie Knox’s impassioned voice contrasts the highs and lows of romance within the same line, the target of her affections being simultaneously like morphine and cocaine, like weekends and Mondays. Shaun Canning’s synths and beats add to the woozy intoxication and uncertainty, as the hook proves that love is indeed sick: “We break up, we make up, then we fight, then we fuck. Every night.”