[Cover photo credit to Madison Phipps]
Scottish Alt/Electro duo Love Sick’s recent debut mixtape Sick, is a collection which explored the “triumphs and tragedies of modern relationships”. Now they’ll be releasing an expanded edition titled Sick II, which adds two new tracks to the original five songs. Sick II opens with the duo’s new single “Summer“.
Love Sick says:
We wrote this song in LA one day when the sun was shining and we got that summer feeling! It’s about that special person and even when you’re feeling down, they can pick you up and make you feel good like it’s ‘summer’”.
The other new track, “Lose Sleep” is more laid back in tone and is a remix. The energy of the original has been “peeled away”, instead establishing a tranquil vibe.
The lo-fi Sick II mixtape is the first of two related projects that Love Sick will release this year. The second tape promises to be a counterpoint to the sounds and narratives that we’ve so far heard from the duo, with a “brighter pop focus and lyrics which lean into the ecstasy rather than the agony of love”.
Love Sick have played a selection of early shows with the likes of Glass Animals, Fletcher and Chet Faker.