Loveless are a sensation, to say the least. Spending the last few years building up their profile online, the last 12 months has seen them make their way out into the world in a big way. From selling out shows on both sides of the Atlantic to building a community that is as fun as it is supportive, it’s an amazing position for two incredible musicians to be in. And now their new era is kicking off in a big way with a brand new track, their first for Rise and BMG.
That track is “I Hope I’m Not Sick”, and based on the title alone, you can tell it’s an emotional one. On the surface, it’s an upbeat piece of soulful post-hardcore pummelling. Full of pop-punk refrains and heady builds, it’s bound to get under your skin. But then you listen to the lyrics, and you see that positivity comes from fighting off negativity. Coming to terms with your mental health being a part of you, but that doesn’t mean you don’t have to give in to it. A call to arms for taking control of who you are and who you want to be.
Vocalist Julian Comeau had this to say about it:
“I Hope I’m Not Sick came from a time when I thought my anxiety and depression were at their worst,” he says. “For years, I pretended I was fine and that everything was okay, even when I was dealing with excruciating mental anguish and the fear that it was never-ending. “Writing this song allowed me to break free from that fear and accept that my mental illness is a part of me that I need to deal with head-on, and not be afraid to face it. I hope it brings others a similar solace.”
It’s the first new music from the band since the release of their 2022 album End of an era, which brought together a ton of their massive moments up till now and covers of Elley Duhé and Kate Bush. Here is “Worst Case Scenario”: