Scottish alt/electro duo LOVE SICK have released an expanded edition of their debut mixtape, entitled SICK II, adding two new tracks to the original five songs. Joining the original songs are new single, “Summer” and a chill version of “Lose Sleep”, both of which can be heard now below.
Of “Summer” the duo said, “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, a chill version of “Lose Sleep”, provides the laidback vibe for long afternoons basking in the sun. The energy of the original has been peeled away, instead establishing a tranquil vibe by exposing the heart of Julie’s topline along with velvet piano and blissed-out synth textures.
The 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.