The alt-pop artist teases his upcoming EP release and unveils a brand new track.
If you were after a track that has you feeling the heartbreaking sentiments of a piano ballad, but also the uplifting power of pop songs, TITUS BANK blends the two with his soulful new release, “The Way You Love”. Beginning with a slowed-down tempo, the song lends a stage to the artists prolific storytelling where he divulges the pure ecstasy that comes with falling in love. Incorporating infectious alt-pop beats with raw and unfiltered vocals, TITUS BANK conquers his own take on pop sensibilities with finesse.
Talking on the track, Titus explains, “I wrote this song almost on a whim, just to ease the urge in me to write big, loud, overemphatic love ballads. I love “love”, so this song is simply me standing on a mountaintop screaming to my wife that I love her love. This was produced by BIG KILL and it really turned into something incredible since my original demo was just a simple beat, piano and vocals. The sound is floaty but also extremely groovy and just feels great. The bass done by Parker Bossley pretty much unlocked this song to be a duel of sorts between a beautiful ballad and an absolute bop.”
With a debut EP due to drop in April via Everything Forever, the sky is the limit for TITUS BANK’s unique melodic blend. Ahead of the single release, we took some time to speak with the artist about the making of “The Way You Love”, and what he hopes his fans can take from it.
To read the interview and to stream the track, scroll below now…
Hey Titus! We’re big fans of your latest single, “The Way You Love.” What inspired you to write it?
I wrote this song almost on a whim, just to ease the urge in me to write big, loud, overemphatic love ballads. Like I think it is a bit of a problem I have as a songwriter, it’s the only kind of song that comes out and though I try to break the mold, this stuff is just what flows out of me on a casual Tuesday afternoon. I love “love”, so this song is simply me standing on a mountaintop screaming to my wife that I love the way she loves me.
Sonically, who or what are some of your main influences?
Early on in my journey as a songwriter, I ended up writing with the band Valley, I am definitely inspired by their sound. But lately, I’ve been obsessed with people like Troye Sivan, ROLE MODEL and more recently Hippo Campus. Since I was raised quite religious I think my songwriting is sort of influenced by the simplicity of the songs that are written and sung in a group setting, so my songs end up being sort of simple but quite accessible.
Cayne Mckenzie (of art pop duo Big Kill) helped produce this track. What was it like working together?
Honestly, he was probably the best choice possible for this song. I had produced up quite a chill and rough demo and he took it and ran with it. For example the modulating vocalizations or the absolute funky banger route that the chorus takes, which I also credit towards Parker Bossley who did the incredible bass line. It was also very exciting for me because I had been the biggest fan of his previous project We Are The City. Cayne is an absolute gem to work with, and I hope he and I will drop more heat together someday soon!!
Lastly, if you could only listen to one record for the rest of your life, what would it be and why?
Wow, that is such a tough one. But I think at the moment the record that still holds the most feeling in my heart would be ‘Sun Leads Me On’ By Half Moon Run. I could listen to this album over and over because it came out when I first moved from my small town all the way to Vancouver, Canada. I didn’t know anyone and had no idea how to navigate myself into the music industry here. So I would listen to this record on the train every day on the way to and from my job at a local music store. Even while I put this record on to listen to while I’m writing this I know it will always hold a special place in my heart.