London’s Sorority provide psychedelic love ballad ‘Love Is The Drug’.

The band Narrate the type of craving for another human that occupies your frontal lobe function.

In this emotional rollercoaster of a moment in history, Sorority have arrived to provide an exuberant track reminiscent of more upbeat and positive times. Taken from their upcoming EP Legalise Love, the London duo have offered up new single Love Is The Drug on Full Power Records. Brothers Max and Elliott Batten’s music is somewhat of a musical tour de force, the siblings were producing music from their bedroom long before quarantine made it compulsory. Their brilliant debut EP, Live At The Drive, was released back in 2016 and a string of singles has followed.

With a Captain Beefheart influence murmuring throughout, you’d be forgiven for mistaking Love Is the Drug for a number plucked straight out of a 60s dream. The lyrics – though just above a sultry whisper – narrate the honeymoon period of addiction, the type of craving for another person that routinely affects your frontal lobe function. The words may speak directly to those fortunate enough to have found an amorous entanglement during the pandemic, also evoking a sense of nostalgia in those who know infatuation well.

Warm synths and a funk-fuelled guitar flavour further accentuates the notion of unstoppable romanticism, with the harmonica and crowd clapping that accompanies the chorus further aiding it’s bohemian sound. Much like the uplifting performances of 1969’s Woodstock festival – which also took place in precarious times – Sorority seem wired to warm the hearts of crowds in (crossed fingers and toes) the festivals of the summer to come.

Receiving tips of the cap from King Krule and Danger Mouse for their own output – the Batten brothers also produced recent single Bread & Butter by Horsey – Sorority’s scintillating new track seems to be the chill pill we need in 2021. The EP in full will be released – in no coincidence we’re sure – on Valentine’s day this February. Find the band on Spotify here.


Words by Grace Mainwaring