Alphabeat – “Love Sea”

Published August 13th 2012 by
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Alphabeat’s new single Love Sea has been released on iTunes. It’s the second single to be taken from their third studio album Express Non-Stop.

Love Sea continues in the direction of previous single Vacation. It’s very pop with strong catchy melodies with a chorus that will get stuck in your head for hours. The song starts off at mid-tempo with a sample from the intro of The Who’s Baba O’Riley before Stine and Anders SG begin to sing harmonies throughout the first verse. Stine’s perfectly pop voice blends so well with Anders SG’s and sounds amazing on top of quite a simple backing track. The track fades to silence at the end of the verse and then breaks into an uptempo pre-chorus.

Lyrically, Love Sea is very simple with lines such as:

1, 2, 3 you’re in love with me
Woah, woah, it’s imagination
3, 4, 5 away we dive
Woah, woah, woah


Come on closer, come on close to me
Jump on in, jump in the sea
Jump on in, jump with me
Jump on in the love sea with me

But with such a catchy melody, the simple lyrics only help keep the song embedded in your mind for hours after you listen to it.

As I said before, the chorus reminds me of Whitney Houston’s How Will I Know which isn’t a bad thing because it really suits the song.

The overall sound of the Love Sea is 80’s and 90’s pop with polished production. While Alphabeat may have moved away from the electronic sounds of their previous album, this new direction is exactly what Alphabeat is all about and now I’m really looking forward to hearing what they’ve come up with for the album.

You can listen to Love Sea below:

Love Sea is available on iTunes now.