Scottish alt-pop duo LOVE SICK were greeted with a wave of tastemaker attention for their colossal debut single ‘Bullet’ and their ‘No Sleep’ EP. Then they retreated as they immersed themselves in carefully identifying and curating every aspect of the artistry. That attention to detail informs every element of their output, from their diversity of influences to their scope of their ambitions and the aesthetic world around their music. Today, LOVE SICK kickstart 2022 with their brand new single ‘Run Out Of Love’.
Who were your musical influences growing up?
“We grew up listening to a lot of different music from indie music like The Strokes to alternative stuff like Radiohead and Caribou to Massive Attack. Love pop stuff like Amy Winehouse, Lana Del Rey, right back to classic artists like Bob Dylan, The Beatles and The Rolling Stones”.
Tell us about your new single ‘Run Out of Love’…
“We started with the chords and the first thing we sang became the song essentially. We just built the track around it. The vocal sample in the intro was the last thing to get added and felt like the icing on top! It’s a song about someone not realising what you did for them until you’re gone and then they see what they’re missing”.
How did you meet each other and when did the band form?
“We first met at a party! We discussed our favourite bands, and started writing together. Then down the line, became a couple which then became Love Sick”.
Can you describe your music in 3 words.
“Cool Left Pop”
If LOVE SICK could collaborate with any other artist – who would that be?
“Mark Ronson, Calvin Harris and Mura Masa”
Where do you get your inspiration from when writing songs?
“A lot of concepts come from conversations with people and life in general. We’ll be chatting with a friend about a breakup or relationship, and sometimes you hear something that could be a good song title. Other ideas we get from movies and books”.
If you had to be remembered for one thing apart from your music what would you want it to be?
Have you got any gigs coming up?
“We’re just about to book some shows!!”
By Siân Parker