Australian indie-pop artist, Bec Sandridge has released her new single, “Cost of Love” today. Driven by 70’s-influenced guitars, shuffling drums and Sandridge’s unmistakably unique vocals, the song marks her first release since her debut album, TRY + SAVE ME in 2019. Listen to the song now below.
“Cost of Love” is the first taste of Bec Sandridge’s upcoming Lost Dog EP, out October 7th. The new EP aims to highlight her love of bold soundscapes which transport listeners into an alternate state.
“If Shania Twain + Daft Punk met at an 80s aerobics class, sweatily hooked up and had a gay baby… she would be named ‘Cost of Love’,” Bec Sandridge said of the song.
She continued, “I wrote this song with dear pals Lucy Taylor and Dave Jenkins Jr. At the time, I was stuck in a kind of tug-of-war, arm-wrestle with myself… Weighing up whether a certain relationship was worth it (the unraveling of a thread, the push and pull in compromise, digging up old and new dirt).
It felt like I had lost myself in a relationship that had a relatively frail foundation.
Despite the rocky-ness of the whole thing, we kept trying to build upon it beyond the used-by-date…I guess, we attempted to roll the shit in shit-tonnes of glitter to a degree. This song was my attempt to explore being logical in love and answer the question of: “how do you know when to call it before you lose all of yourself and in turn, each-other?”
“I was a bit of a lost dog, myself and I also lost my dog. This EP is a snapshot of that time,” she explained of the new EP. “The goal was to take time and write my best songs to date… On my debut record, I felt that I hadn’t gone as far as I could in terms of angularity and the whole gloss-pop thing. I wanted to really sit in that pocket… To me, this lot of songs feels like driving into a sunset, no sunglasses, with an ache in the pit of your stomach (potentially a hangover): it’s sickeningly beautiful, temporarily blinding and also, signifying the end of a big ol’ chapter.
I’m incredibly thrilled with how these songs have turned out and I have been fortunate enough to work with a lot of my favourite people on these songs, people that have true insight into my sonic brain. Dave Jenkins Jr, Lucy Taylor, Andy Bull, Geoff Swan, Japanese Wallpaper, Rosie Fitzgerald, Dorny Mayes, Tony Buchen – such a dream team!”