Warpaint may have a song on their recently released sophomore record titled “Love Is To Die,” but the four-letter word is more than alive and well on Warpaint.
“There’s literal love songs about relationships; there’s songs about life and love is definitely contained within that on many levels,” vocalist Emily Kokal told MTV News of the album. “Reflecting on your own self-love or just your relationship with your life and how much you can feel connected to that, which I think is a connection of love in a sense.”
Warpaint was composed via stream-of-consciousness jam sessions in Joshua Tree and is the sparser, more chant-y followup to the band’s 2010 gauzy breakout The Fool.
Although the record — which the band said was influenced by some heavy listening to R&B and trip hop — does deal with love in its many iterations, Kokal does say there’s one facet of love (of the lack thereof) that the band left out.
Take a click on the video to find out which.