British artist AlienBlaze has teamed up with American rapper OmenXIII for her latest single, “Lovesick.” The new release sees AlienBlaze exploring a new hybrid world of rock meets rap, emphasizing her love for creating genre-fluid anthems. Typically keeping within the alternative pop, grunge, emo and rock realm, the addition of OmenXIII’s rap lines result in a unique amalgamation.
With a dominating presence and angsty appeal “Lovesick” touches on the everyday experiences of a young adult, as well as more poetic themes, as the songwriter delves into topics including pathetic fallacy and imagery from nature.
Produced by Kid Brunswick and mixed by Muse’s Dan Lancaster, “Lovesick” is a powerful and intense song that features distorted guitars that wail with emotion and energy. Accompanied by pounding, clashing percussion, AlienBlaze has concocted a powerful sonic landscape that is both aggressive and captivating. Her haunting, angsty vocals drip with attitude and raw emotion that captures the listener’s attention from the first note, while the addition of OmenXIII’s rap lines bring an interesting dynamic to the raucous energy.
AlienBlaze shares, “I always wanted Lovesick to be a tortured love song, but it actually works even better as a duet. I just love what OmenXIII has done with his verse and I think our two styles actually give the song an extra intensity.”
With her whole project stemming from a feeling of alienation from her peers during her childhood, AlienBlaze stands for individuality and self-empowerment and “Lovesick” certainly demonstrates just that.