Hailing from Iowa in the US, LOVESBLIND are an alt-rock powerhouse that find musical inspiration in everything around them. A five piece outfit that has an uncanny knack for creating hooks that turn first-time listeners into lifetime fans, ‘levitate’ is their most anticipated release yet.
Encompassing the independent creative process, their newest self-produced efforts are focused on bridging the gap between hip-hop and modern pop punk. Out Friday the 13th January 2023, they have drawn influence from trailblazers of vocal-led genres, like new-wave punk and alternative hip-hop. A nostalgic nod to Slaves and Waterparks, the band are also inspired by modern melodic acts; Oliver Francis, Chase Atlantic, Sueco, nothing, nowhere., and iamjakehill. to name a few. Highlighting a developed sound, ‘levitate’ is an exciting point in the evolution of LOVESBLIND’s journey, sharing anecdotes with listeners along the way.
The band writes: ‘levitate’ was written about those who didn’t give you the time of day until you “made something” of yourself, and how then those people want to act like you were friends all along. A great example is when someone wants nothing to do with you in high school, sees how well you’re doing 5 years later, and wants to “get back in touch”. The song is a glorified middle finger to all of those people.
Originally intended as a live intro for an entirely separate song, ‘levitate’ presented itself with the potential to blossom into its own masterpiece. Focusing on a tasteful emphasis of production based verses, the accompaniment showcases the full band choruses which aims to target a broader audience. Looking to diversify their sound, the single showcases their in-house production skills of their home studio, and true grassroot grit in the gnarly face of the COVID19 pandemic.
After releasing their debut single ‘borderlines’ in April 2020 and a “Punk Goes Pop” style cover of blackbear’s “chateau” a few months later, LOVESBLIND spent their time in-between lockdowns honing their craft and developing their sonic identity. With the urge to explore more hip-hop structures in their tracks, they took 2022 in their stride with ‘ghost’ ft emerging pop-artist, Kaiyko: This latest release was the first step in bridging the hip-hop gap with their energised alt-pop punk sound. Guaranteed to find a new home in your head, LOVESBLIND and the release of ‘levitate’ prove an exciting one to watch this new year.