LOVE SICK – the Scottish boy-girl duo who aired their debut single ‘Bullet’ in autumn 2017 – are pleased to release singles ‘What I’d Do’ and ‘HOPE’ with B3SCI Records.
‘What I’d Do’ is a slick, trip-hop-tinged lover’s plea and confessional anthem that muses on themes of romantic disappointment and disconnection. ‘Hope’ is reflective of the struggles and anxieties we all have in life – be it in love, work or on a more personal level. It’s a tale of keeping focus in a climate crowded by fears and insecurities. Obstacles that are particularly poignant for ambitious but struggling musicians like LOVE SICK. Having grafted to get where they are now, LOVE SICK know how imperative it is to hold onto the belief that you will cut through the noise one day, and how you must maintain that drive that got you started in the first place in order to keep moving forward and achieve your self-imposed goals.
Juggling full time jobs, living in different cities, balancing work, relationships, music and family (Julie is 1 of 10 siblings!); the varying facets of general life and all the anxieties that come with it naturally inform their song writing and how they approach their time in the studio together. In a bid to streamline their lives and focus on the year ahead for LOVE SICK, they have made Glasgow their permanent base having built a small studio to cocoon themselves in.
Both Scottish born and bred – Shaun in Glasgow, and Julie in Stirling – the pair first met whist working for the same life insurance call center, albeit in their respective cities. Their first meeting occurred 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 happenstance, they then bumped into each other again a few weeks later at a Glasgow train station and the rest, as they say, is history.