Today, Loving shared their sweetly hazy and atmospheric new single “Blue”. Their first new music since their 2020 debut album If I Am Only My Thoughts—which has garnered over 65 million streams globally to date—the song arrives just in time to soundtrack these warm, early fall days.
“We found ‘Blue’ like an old photograph lost in a journal— a nearly indecipherable voice memo we had skipped over. It had a feeling and allure…the blueness, depth, dizziness and containment of a new love,” explains singer/lyricist Jesse Henderson. “Some of our recent songs play with the distortions and grandeur of romance, giving in, pushing back. This one gives in.”
The musical collaboration of Jesse Henderson and guitarist/multi-instrumentalist David Parry, Loving began initially as a long-distance (Victoria, BC/Toronto, ON) recording project that coalesced around a 2016 self-titled debut EP. The home-recorded If I Am Only My Thoughts built upon and expanded the EP’s dreamy, folk-pop sonic canvas, and saw praise from Pitchfork, Brooklyn Vegan, Exclaim!, and All Music, among others, as well as radio support from KEXP, KCRW, SiriusXMU, and more. The band toured in support of the album with Tennis, Crumb, and Lord Huron, in addition to making various festival debuts, including Pitchfork Fest (Paris) and London’s Mirrors Fest.
Loving will head out on tour throughout Europe and the UK in support of Alice Phoebe Lou beginning next week. More news from the band will be announced soon.