modernlove. share new single ‘until my heart stops beating’
When modernlove. were formed in 2016, they reacted to the lack of opportunities for live music in their hometown of Drogheda by effectively creating their own scene. By organising rammed DIY pub gigs and encouraging other local bands to step out, they provided a creative outlet for themselves as well as a vibrant community for young music obsessives in their area. That ethos of making something from nothing still serves them well to the current day. And now their music is being embraced on a much bigger platform – including support from Jack Saunders at Radio 1 for their recent single ‘Take Me Far Away’.
Now modernlove. demonstrate their recent progress is only the beginning as they unleash the new single ‘until my heart stops beating’. It’s a shocking, savage declaration that a relationship is over, but both parties are already sufficiently disinterested to explain why or assign blame. Extending the band’s ability to paint pictures of bewildering emotions that come with young adulthood, the song’s pain is addictive with early ‘80s post-punk reference points melded through the arena-scale ambition of The 1975 or Inhaler. ‘until my heart stops beating’ was written by modernlove. and produced by the band with Adam Redmond.
modernlove. commented, “until my heart stops beating’ is a song about losing feelings. It chronicles the moments of tension leading up to a breakup. The lyrical narrative of the song explores arrhythmia and cardiac arrest as metaphors for the end of a relationship and invokes that sudden wrenching feeling when something goes terribly wrong. The song is stark, realistic and unromantic. It’s clear that the relationship is beyond hope and beyond saving. The lyricism and sonic composition of the tune are extremely minimalist, almost as if there’s nothing left to say.
In keeping with this sober, dejected, minimalist vibe, the song takes its sonic inspiration and sensibilities such as a simple two chord structure and monotone droning chorus vocals from early post-punk artists such as The Cure and Joy Division.”