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Singled Out: lovelesslust's AntiYouth

08/30/2016
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Industrial art rockers lovelesslust just released their new album 'The Car Crash That Ended Her Life Came As No Surprise' and to celebrate we asked them to tell us about the song "AntiYouth." Here is the story:

The lyrics of this song came from a relationship that had gone completely sour. I think people seek each other out to try to feel young, interesting, sexy and lovable- at least when they first meet. This particular relationship had reached a point where all of the joy of spontaneity had gone, and all that were left were criticisms and demands. It occurred to me that this is what an unhappy marriage looks like- two bitter people, draining the youth out of each other.

It also occurred to me that there is a certain romantic notion that keeps people in situations like these- the idea of accepting each other through the hard times along with the good. The question is, of course, where do you draw the line between what is "accepting the hard times", and what is unhealthy, or even abusive?

Musically, I wanted the song to be somewhere between theatrical and hard rock- theatrical to represent the drama that such a couple would go through, and hard rock to represent the anger and depression that can come from abuse. The triplet feel keeps a sense of whimsy, while the pounding drums and guitar are extremely foreboding. I love writing songs with chords and melodies that don't stay in one key throughout, as I think it gives an interesting tension and allows for some very cool melodies, and I have to say this is one of my favorites- which is why I went as far as to have a guitar doubling the vocal melody in the second verse.

The idea of not knowing whether to stay in a disastrous marriage fits in perfectly with the theme of our band's name- "lovelesslust". If you read our name as two words, "loveless lust", it means the exact opposite as it would mean spelled out in three words "love less lust"- either sex without caring, or caring without sex. Devotion or youth? This is the drama we live.

Hearing is believing. Now that you know the story behind the song, watch the video here and learn more about the album right here!

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