Perth indie-groovers King Blue have returned to release their next ethereal track ‘Pity Love’. Diving deep into front woman Skye Sam’s emotional turmoil, ‘Pity Love’ examines the dichotomy of a relationship that may be unrequited, but fulfilled for convenience's sake. Building slowly across the song, the tension and dejection builds throughout, with reverberating guitars breaking through to color the hurt and heartbreak felt by Skye. ‘Pity Love’ soars as an anthem for those who’ve been hurt by careless hearts.
Having spent the past months sharing stages with Great Gable, The Rions & The Grogans, after a SOLD OUT Indian Ocean Hotel for their own ‘Breathless’ single launch, it was time to share the almost lost to King Blue’s demo archives, ‘Pity Love’. The tune was brought to life when guitarist Daniel Clubb drew upon three chords during rehearsal, which caught Skye Sam’s attention & captivated her thoughts.
“‘Pity Love’ was one of those songs that was almost lost in the archives forever, but we’re grateful it wasn’t because we’re super proud of the outcome. It was just a spur of the moment thing, we were hanging around after a rehearsal when Dan came up with 3 chords and a catchy strumming pattern that really captured Skye’s attention. Skye really held onto it and started working on it at home. She essentially wrote the majority of the song to those three chords - following a more simplistic writing approach than our previous songs by sticking to the initial 3 chords for the verses and the choruses. We got together and finished the song with an explosive ending that really tied it together perfectly.” - King Blue
Skye set to work at home, without telling the band, writing and structuring the track, a more simplistic and rudimentary method than King Blue have used previously. Bringing it to the band, they put their signature powerful ending to it & tied it together perfectly. Working again with WAM award winning producer & engineer Andy Lawson (Tired Lion, Eskimo Joe, Gyroscope) out of his ionic Debaser Studio, they pulled the song together in the studio, with Grammy-award winning mastering engineer William Bowden (The Living End, Gotye, Spacey Jane) finishing off the track.
“‘Pity Love’ tells the story of unrequited love and the emotions that accompany that heart-wrenching experience. It’s more of a powerful ballad-type sound than our previous releases, really showcasing Skye’s dynamic vocals, with heavy hitting drums, big guitar leads and a melodic bassline.”
From the moment the dreamy guitar hits your speakers you know you are in for something special here. The track has a calming yet strong hold on you as it leads up into the pre-chorus and chorus. Skye Sam's vocals are direct yet delicate in its conjecture to captivate the listener, take a listen below.