With a presumably hectic Friday drawing to a close, we can almost guarantee that you’ll be in need of some relaxed listening as you head into your evening. Well, the Scottish alt-pop duo, LOVE SICK, have just the thing for you as they release their track, “Run Out Of Love”. With a mellow vocal laying over ambient production, the song will swiftly scoop you up into the pairs soundscape, as listeners will be rendered enchanted by their dynamic tune crafting skills.
“Excited to share this one as the first track from our mixtape. This one came together really quickly, we started with keys and when we were finishing up the production, we found the sample which runs throughout the song and threaded that in throughout,” explains the pair when discussing their newest release. “With this project, we wanted to start with a more lo-fi vibe before moving into the more experimental and energetic sonic realm we’re accustomed to.”
Upon the release of their new track, the pair got candid with us on their close relationship, how fate drove them to make music together and how their music is meant for live audiences. Head below to enjoy our conversation with LOVE SICK…
Hey guys, how are you? How has this past year been for you?
We’re currently in LA and the sun is shining, though our Uber driver is driving like a madwoman and just nearly killed us. This could be the last interview we ever do?
With everything that happened in the past year, was your creativity affected?
It’s been really crazy times in the world, but truthfully because we write, produce and create everything ourselves, we never stopped making new music and building out the universe that is inside our minds. With nothing much else going on, we were given the time to truly hone in and focus on what we want from LOVE SICK – how we want it all to look and sound and, most importantly, feel like. We definitely waited a long minute to launch this music into the world because we wanted to capture the energy of everyone coming back in the world and getting wild with their friends again.
How did you guys meet, what sparked the interest?
Believe it or not, we met at a work Christmas party. We met again at a train station in Glasgow, which felt like fate. We decided to start hanging out to make music, which led to a bit more than that too – it’s complicated, it’s fun, we’re Love Sick.
And you’re both from Scotland, do you think your area inspired you in any way?
Living in Scotland definitely inspired us to make music and to make music meant for live crowds. The music scene is the wildest in the world.
And now you’re dropping your new single “Run Out of Love”, talk us through your mindset approaching the single?
Excited to share this one as the first track from our mixtape. This one came together really quickly, we started with keys and when we were finishing up the production, we found the sample which runs throughout the song and threaded that in throughout. With this project, we wanted to start with a more lo-fi vibe before moving into the more experimental and energetic sonic realm we’re accustomed to.
It’s very much lo-fi and minimalistic, what made you go down this route?
It felt like the song took us down that route, to be honest. We went into this one with no intentions, and when the melodies and beat started coming together, the song just felt right with this more laidback feel. It reminds us of spending many nights just the two of us in Scotland during lockdown – which is when we wrote and produced this one.
What do you want people to take away from your music?
We want people to feel something – the highs, the lows, all of it. We hope they’ll get wild to it at live shows soon enough.
Who would you say inspires you?
Young Fathers, The Weeknd, FKA Twigs, Mura Masa, Caribou, Phantogram, SZA and Mark Ronson are some favourites of ours.
What are you most excited for?
To let everyone into the Love Sick world and to share everything we’ve been creating in isolation over the last few years.
We have two mixtapes lined up and are currently in the process of finishing what will come after that. It’s gonna be a packed year. We can’t wait to play these songs all over the world when it’s safe to do so.