July Talk bare “Identical Love,” an inky, acutely romantic new song that explores the transformative experience of love with candor and craving. Released with an equally unguarded video, which premiered via Consequence of Sound’s Origins feature, “Identical Love” carries forward July Talk’s message of surrender and renewal that shapes their forthcoming album, Pray For It.
“You know this one thing. You know you will have to challenge your love if you want it to challenge you back,” writes co-lead vocalist Peter Dreimanis. “Your love should change you, surprise and rearrange you. But you have to challenge it to become a transformative love that makes those around you feel remarkable and new, like absolutely anything can happen at any time.”
“This song came to me the day I bought a new guitar in Brooklyn in the summer of 2018. I couldn’t stop singing these words over and over as I strummed the old second hand strings. I love everything about my partner, including the fact she isn’t straight, and this was a time where we had decided it was important to honour that queerness in our relationship. It was a time when we started to realize that the shape of our love could transform in whatever way we wanted it to. It had grown strong enough to be challenged,” shares Dreimanis.
Read the “Origins” feature HERE and stream/buy “Identical Love” HERE