Debut single from LOVE SICK is a promising sign of things to come.
Few would believe how a serendipitous series of events helped create LOVE SICK, a male-female electropop duo from Scotand whose musical meeting of minds lead to the debut single Bullet. It’s a twisted love song and an ode to both heartbreak and obsession that will earworm its way into your head and your heart.
The track itself is a straightforward, brooding electropop track that sounds deceptively masterful. It’s difficult to believe that this is a debut single, as everything from the chugging main percussion to the blissful fizzling synths during the middle section indicates years of experience. In reality, the act is generally new to the musical scene.
The duo consists of Shaun and Julie, both Scottish born and bred but now calling London home. The pair met while working for the same life insurance call center, at their work’s Christmas party when Julie drunkenly let slip she had always wanted to be a singer. Under a second wave of cosmic coincidence, they then bumped into each other again a few weeks later at a Glasgow train station.
Conversations quickly picked up from where they left off at the party and once again their mutual obsession with music came to the fore. While Shaun was fixated on 50’s and 60’s, Dylan’s lyricism and The Beatles’ hooks, Julie was in love with female pop stars of the here and now – Lana Del Ray, Florence and of course, Amy Winehouse.
Numbers were exchanged and pretty swiftly, they were locked away in Shaun’s homemade studio. Already a producer, Shaun was excited to have found the perfect vocalist and collaborator to bounce ideas off.
The story of LOVE SICK reads, almost ironically, a lot like a love story, except the outcome is a lot better.