Blues Pills: New Single – ‘Don’t You Love It’

Swedish rock ‘n’ roll band Blues Pills deliver catchy new track Don’t You Love It from their forthcoming album Birthday. The song will also be released on a limited split 12″ with album title track Birthday, exclusively for Record Store Day 2024 on April 20th.

A stompin’ anthem to get the party started, Don’t You Love It is about living in the now and trying to have fun “You’ve gotta let that sh*t go” states frontwomen Elin “When life is hard, but you let things go and find the positives. Don’t take life so seriously, just go for the ride and let loose.”

You can hear influences from The Rolling Stones to Patti Smith, with a driving infectious bassline courtesy of Kristoffer Schander. Elin, sometimes channelling Brody Dalle other times more Janis Joplin, delivers her own effortless charisma and charm on this poppy number.

Listen to Don’t You Love It

It’s rare for Blues Pills to be so upbeat, “we have a lot of depressing lyrics, we have a lot of depressed sounding songs, but this is a song to dance to!” continues Elin.

“It’s a breakout for us to have such a positive song!” agrees Zack (guitarist).

Don’t You Love It was written at home in Elin’s living room, “We were feeling good, Blues Pills are in a good place, and we wrote the lyrics based on that feeling.”

Zack and Elin are both feeling positive about Blues Pills “I’m having fun” says Elin giggling. “It’s something that came with age” states Zack “We’ve been a band for a long time and with this album, and at this point, it’s firstly about having fun making music. In the earlier days there was a lot of pressure, now we’ve let all that go.”

This is a song to shake it to, shake your booty or shake your tambourine, either is great with Blues Pills – “Our drummer André,” Elin reminisces laughing “When we were in the studio, he’d have this really serious look on his face, then he’d say, what do you think about a tambourine on this song? Or, I have an idea, do you think this is a tambourine song?”

Zach continues smiling: “When the whole band is trying to crack the code of what the song is missing, André looks up and said, ‘Do you guys think there should be a tambourine here?’ ”

“Don’t You Love some serious tambourine?” Elin says laughing. Don’t You Love It?

And what do Blues Pills love these days?

Elin: “Everything happened so fast in our early 20’s with the band, we had no experience, now we’re just enjoying. Now we’re doing press releases, yesterday I was doing babyswim. Then I’m changing diapers.”

“Don’t you love it?” asks Zack laughing “That’s what makes it more fun now you realise there’s more to life than just music, there’s more to life than just the band. There’s so much more we love in life now.”

Elin: “A dark roasted cup of coffee in the morning with a little bit of milk”

Zack: “It’s the little things in life”

Pre-Order Blues Pills album BIRTHDAY

BIRTHDAY track listing:

Don’t You Love it
Bad Choices
Top Of The Sky
Like A Drug
Piggyback Ride
Holding Me Back
Somebody Better
I Don’t Wanna Get Back On That Horse Again
What Has This Life Done To You

Elin Larsson – vocals

Zack Anderson – Guitar

Kristoffer Schander – Bass

André Kvarnström – Drums

Blues Pills Photo by Dana Trippe

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