Mia Rodriguez is overwhelmed by love on new single ‘I LUV U’

The pop singer's third single for the year arrives alongside a horror movie-like video

Mia Rodriguez has shared her third single for the year, ‘I LUV U’.

“Loving people is hard, sometimes it can hurt – so much so, that it tears emotions in two different directions,” Rodriguez explained in a statement accompanying the track, which oscillates between acoustic guitar-driven verses and a heavily-distorted refrain.

“[The lyric] ‘I love you so much I want to punch you in the face‘ isn’t literal, but it symbolises the overwhelming feelings which you can be impacted by from love,” she added.

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‘I LUV U’ arrives alongside a Josh Harris-directed music video, which sends Rodriguez back to high school and has the feel of a horror film. “It was fun to take this video into a darker place that symbolises the overwhelming feelings that can be triggered by love,” Rodriguez said of the video. Watch it below:

‘I LUV U’ is the latest in a string of singles Rodriguez has released since emerging with ‘Emotion’ on 2019. ‘Psycho’ and ‘BEAUTIFUL & BITTERSWEET’ followed in 2020, while last year saw her cover Rex Orange County‘s ‘Corduroy Dreams’ for the first Like a Version of 2021, and team up with Baby Tate on the track ‘Billion Dollar Bitch’.

This year, Rodriguez has released two singles in addition to ‘I LUV U’ – ‘Shut Up’ in March’, and ‘Superglue’ in May’. In December, she’ll perform as part of this year’s edition of Vanfest in Bathurst, sharing a stage with the likes of Hilltop Hoods, Tash Sultana and Tones and I.

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