44 Blonde’s “Like You Love Me” Brings a Modern Twist To Emo Music
Looking for a fun, catchy song that also captures that feeling of quickly falling in love? Missing the musical landscape of the early 2000s, where emo, rock, and pop all mixed together to create timeless classics? Then give 44Blonde’s newest single, “Like You Love Me,” a listen.
Produced by Sean Cook (Duckwrth) and written with Marino (Mod Sun, Blackbear), 44Blonde describes “Like You Love Me” as,
“…A song about falling for someone in one night and after feeling like you have known them forever.”
Listen to “Like You Love Me” below:
The track begins with an electronic effect alongside heavily auto-tuned vocals that fade to a more natural sound. Then, the catchy guitar riffs and drums join in, switching to a more rock soundscape. This mix of elements creates an intriguing sound that can best be described as a combination of alternative rock, emo, and even pop at some points, specifically in the beginning.
In addition to the interesting instrumental mix, the vocals in “Like You Love Me” bring a more emotional feeling to the lyrics, which is a core trait of the emo and alternative rock mix. This emotion’s portrayal further showcases the longing described in the lyrics. This is especially apparent in the opening verse as he sings, “Tell me that you want me/ Cause every time you touch me/ I get butterflies.” The verse right before the chorus also portrays this feeling as 44Blonde describes, “When the bottles empty/ I’ll be empty too/ But I’ll be flying tomorrow/ If I wake up next to you.”
Along with “Like You Love Me,” 44 Blonde released three other singles throughout 2022, including “911,” “Should’ve Stayed Home,” and “Counterfeit.” To stay up to date with 44Blonde and any new music releases, follow him on TikTok, Twitter, Spotify, and YouTube.