â€œIf Shania Twain + Daft Punk met at an 80s aerobics class, sweatily hooked up and had a gay babyâ€¦ she would be namedÂ â€˜Cost of Loveâ€™,â€Â shares Bec Sandridge on her latest single.Â Cost Of LoveÂ is driven by shuffling drums, hooky guitars reminiscent of the late 70s and of course Sandridgeâ€™s unmistakable voice. This is the first release since her acclaimed debut album â€˜TRY + SAVE MEâ€™ in 2019. Cost Of Love is without question, a testament to Sandridgeâ€™s ability to write a sophisticated and unforgettable pop-banger.Â
Working with prolific songwriter and producerÂ Dave Jenkins Jr (Daniel Johns, Vera Blue)Â andÂ Lucy TaylorÂ (Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding),Â Sandridge wrote Cost Of Love at their apartment in Clovelly in Sydney with additional production from long term collaboratorÂ Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper). Grammy-nominated British engineerÂ Geoff Swan (Charlie XCX, Haim)Â took the final reins mixing Cost Of Love set for a global stage.
â€œI 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-dateâ€¦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: â€œhow do you know when to call it before you lose all of yourself and in turn, each-other?â€Â Bec Sandridge
Cost Of LoveÂ is the first track to be shared from Bec Sandridgeâ€™s collection of new songs on herÂ â€˜Lost Dogâ€™ EP;Â due outÂ October 7th. Combining elements of pop and dance-synth hooks, the new EP highlights her love of bold soundscapes which transport listeners into an alternate state. As always, the songs are framed by her signature sound (and love) of sad songs that are danceable.Â
â€œI was a bit of a lost dog, myself and I also lost my dog. This EP is a snapshot of that time.Â
The goal was to take time and write my best songs to dateâ€¦ 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): itâ€™s sickeningly beautiful, temporarily blinding and also, signifying the end of a big olâ€™ chapter.Â
Iâ€™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!â€Â Bec Sandridge
2019 was a productive year for Sandridge, releasing her debut albumÂ â€˜TRY + SAVE MEâ€™Â spawning the singlesÂ Animal, Iâ€™ll Never Want A BF,Â Eyes WideÂ andÂ StrangerÂ which scored second place in the International Songwriting Competition Unsigned Category judged byÂ Tom Waits, Dua LipaÂ andÂ Chris Martin.Â Last year Sandridge composed the soundtrack for theatre productionÂ â€˜Ishmaelâ€™Â which premiered at Brisbane Festival at QPAC and opens next month at theÂ Sydney Opera House.
Following a headline East Coast tour in 2019 and various support slots forÂ Naked and Famous, Yungblud, The Rubens, Cub Sport, Montaigne, plus performing at various festivalsÂ (Falls festival, Groovinâ€™ The Moo, The Plot, Festival of The Sun),Â Bec Sandridge will be returning to the stage and commanding our attention in August.Â
â€œVery excited to finally be taking these songs on the road with a new band! The calibre of musicians that Iâ€™m working with feels like such an honour! All of the new songs make me want to dance but theyâ€™ve also got that meaty, emotional edge to them which I canâ€™t wait to hear in a live setting.â€Â Bec Sandridge
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BEC SANDRIDGE EAST COAST TOUR
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