Soon after our first introduction of the band, the recent quick news on their debut record, we’re back with another entry on LØVTE, new metal/hardcore hybrid with members of Polish bands DESZCZ, MOJAPOŁOWA and ASTRID LINDGREN. “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of communication” captures each of its often contrary elements elevating the other far above the average and resulting in much more expansive and certainly more varied sound than their previous efforts. It’s not a radical reinvention of what we’ve heard before, but I can’t help the feeling that with its specific mixture of female vocals, vicious teeth of extreme metal, and emotional palette, it does break some boundaries and surely serves as a spectacular proof of the genre’s great capacity. We have teamed up with LØVTE’s vocalist and electronics-handler Magda, who has offered us a comprehensive look at the band’s debut record “It is not a lack of love, but a lack of communication”. Unleash the beast right here and scroll down to learn more about what you’re about to experience.
Prelonging – Our goal was that our music was partially electronic, so the intro represents that softer, ‘not so obvious’ side of our work.
I got the bass line from our bassist Wojtek and I tried to ‘dress’ it with smooth vocals, synths and other tiny sound decorations.
Like you – After I recorded my vocals to this track I had a (quite funny) association.
I was thinking “OMG, this sounds a bit like Thursday (accidentally)!” – my beloved band I used to listen to a long, long time ago when I was a teenage girl – fragile, crying and even more upset than now #veryfuckinsadgirl.
Musically this is one of my favourite songs – sad, emotional but still energetic. And vocals, both mine and Wojtek’s are well balanced here.
The text was written by our bassist Wojtek and it’s about misconception of love.
Blessing/Womenergy – As the boys left much space for me to sing in I added my own lyrics (womenergy).
(Un)fortunately a cosequence of a partially feminine band is feministic content, or as I would say womenistic #womenempowerment. ‘Womenergy’ is about women who live their life like they were weak only because nobody ever told them they do have strength.
I’ve met many of them and it breaks my heart.
Close the door – I really enjoyed the process of writing lyrics here.
After our bassist Wojtek sent me his part I simply reacted to that by adding my own words.
This is how the song literally became the dialogue between 2 lovers struggling to communicate with each other.
“I was never a lack of love but a lack of communication.” the sentence I added at the end of the song perfectly sums up what our album is all about.
Salatut sanat – Musically this song is the softest and the most gentle part of the album.
We wanted it to stand out stylistically from the rest of the songs.
When I sing in Finnish I feel a bit like a witch, casting some magical and mysterious spells!
What an unique and exotic language! <3
The song is about self-destrucive shame – the great treasure I got from a polish – catholic upbringing. That made me write many songs, so maybe I should actually be thankful for that? I’m really not sure.
Savage novelty – What’s unusual here, I guess, is the electronic part closing the song.
I love this kind of beautiful sadness so I couldn’t help but to make some electronic addition.
And I spontaneously started to sample guitars, made up the beat and came up with the outro.
Joy division – CAUTION: LEVEL OF EMO has reached it’s peak here. This song was a quite tough challenge for me when it comes to both, writing lyrics and arranging vocals. I wanted my voice to emphasize the bass line our bassist Wojtek made up. And I tried not to spoil the beautiful music the boys made here… it did cost me (too) many glasses of wine. ;]