Wednesday, 6 November 2013


About 3 years ago, I downloaded a song for free on the iTunes 'single of the week' section (because I liked the artwork), I didn't think about it much at the time and forgot about it for a while. I didn't actually listen to it until I shuffled my playlist on a journey to Brighton and instantly fell in love with it; it's dreamy melody and ethereal vocals took me to another place entirely and sounded like nothing I had never heard before. I was so drawn in I listened to it consistently for over an hour without even realizing; I was entranced by its beauty. As soon as I stepped out of the car I began my search for the album and eventually found it 3 record shops later.

I listened to their album The Fool for 4 hours straight once I got home and have still not got tired of it. It is a special record. With only 9 tracks it is long enough to not leave you underwhelmed but also leaves you wanting more...

...And now after three years since their critically acclaimed debut album dropped, Warpaint are back with the self-titled follow-up. And they have regained my full attention by dropping the sensational lead single Love is to Die. Love Is To die is like 3 excellent songs in one; the verses (in typical Warpaint) are subdued and dreamy and the bridge creates a sense of impending brilliance. The chorus may seem somewhat anticlimactic considering the build up but it becomes increasingly spectacular with every listen; the vocals seem more powerful, the echos sound more intense and the lyric "Love is to die, love is to not die, love is to dance" seems more poignant.

This is how you do a comeback single. Girls, you now have my full attention.

Warpaint is released on 20th January 2014 on Rough Trade Records.


  1. Omg I love this song too!! Warpaint are stronger than ever <3 another HMV trip needed lolllll

    1. Aren't they just the shit!? I've already pre ordered the signed, etched yellow vinyl with poster and stencil! Cannot wait til January!!!