What’s Love Got To With Warpaint’s New Record?

The band describes Warpaint with a four-letter word.

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.


Brenna Ehrlich is a reporter for MTV News as well as the senior writer/editor for the O Music Awards. In the past, she served as associate editor at Mashable, penned a netiquette column for CNN and co-authored the blog and book "Stuff Hipsters Hate." She likes trying not to die in moshpits and listening to songs on repeat. Follow her on Twitter @BrennaEhrlich for news on cats and punk bands.