Boys Like Girls, the iconic pop rock band that defined a generation, have returned with “Blood and Sugar” their first new music release since 2012. The song is accompanied by an official music video streaming now on the band’s YouTube channel. Listen to the triumphant return now below.
“Blood and Sugar” is a raw and honest portrayal of the human experience, exploring the theme of indulging in something bad for you, despite knowing the consequences. As Martin, the band’s lead singer, explains, “Thematically the song is fairly simple, an empty calorie relationship that’s so delicious you don’t care. You’re willing to deal with the crash. It continues to beat you down yet you keep coming back for more pain…almost like you’ve learned to love it. Why this obsession? We’re only skin and bone. Humans. Just blood and sugar, really. I think everyone has an infatuation with something bad for them. Cigarettes. Sports gambling. Porn. Internet validation. Pills that change the way you feel. Buying too many shoes. I know I spend a lot of time trying to fill the empty hole where drugs used to be. I spend most of the time trying to fill that hole with “perfection.” But in the end…nobody’s perfect. Hey. we’re only blood and sugar, right?”
“Blood and Sugar” is just the beginning of what’s to come from Boys Like Girls. The band has confirmed that they have been working on new music and will be announcing more releases soon. Fans can also expect tour dates to be announced shortly, as Boys Like Girls plan to hit the road for a much-anticipated tour.
The band’s highly-anticipated comeback has already sparked excitement among fans and the general public. Boys Like Girls’ first nostalgic/reveal post on TikTok is off to an amazing start, garnering over 500K views in just 24 hours, showcasing the enduring popularity and anticipation surrounding the band’s return.
Boys Like Girls has always been known for their catchy hooks, relatable lyrics, and high-energy performances. With “Blood and Sugar,” they prove that they still have what it takes to make great music that resonates with their fans.