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Loving Me cover art. Claudia Mills sat holding an umbrella and looking up at the camera. Pictured in sepia.

Bitters
Loving Me

Bitters‘ latest single, ‘Loving Me’, provides a gentler take on their sound. Lighter and more plaintive than ‘Stole Your Car’, but still a worthy and shimmering heatwave of a release.

The guitar provides a tuneful hook to lead us in, with Mills’ vocal providing a rich and warm tone. The verse is almost acoustic, the drums gently stroking things along. The pre-chorus provides a nice moment to cap it off before the chorus, which is backed by that guitar motif from the intro.

But I want you to hold me down
And I don’t want to run away

There’s a summery feel to this, that heat-haze melancholy where Danny Larusso is feeling lost in a new town. The one-line drop-out at the tail-end chorus gives the song a neat dynamic moment, where the rest of the song is a more gentle flow.

Bitters are a talented band, they sound great live, and they have some top-drawer songs.

Watch Bitters – Loving You.

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Steve Fenton writes in our music, words, and culture categories. He was Editor in Chief for The Mag and covered live music for DV8 Magazine and Spill Magazine. He was often found in venues throughout the UK alongside ace-photographer, Mark Holloway. Steve is also a technical writer and programmer and writes gothic fiction. Steve studied Psychology at OSC, and Anarchy in the UK: A History of Punk from 1976-1978 at the University of Reading.
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