Listen to Ladyhawke’s powerful new single ‘Guilty Love’

The track features BROODS musician Georgia Nott

Ladyhawke has shared her new single ‘Guilty Love’, which features BROODS’ Georgia Nott – you can hear the track below.

The song follows on from December’s ‘River’ collaboration between Ladyhawke (AKA Pip Brown) and PNAU, and is a preview of the New Zealand artist’s forthcoming new album, which is due later this year.

Speaking about ‘Guilty Love’, Ladyhawke explained: “‘Guilty Love’ came about after some writing sessions with Tommy English in Los Angeles. Georgia Nott from BROODS came along to one of our sessions, and after we were talking a while, we realised we had all grown up Catholic. We shared stories and experiences; Georgia then suggested we write a song about shame.”

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‘Guilty Love’ – which you can hear in the below Lula Cucchiara-directed video – is, Ladyhawke says, “important to Georgia and me for different reasons”.

“Personally, growing up in the Catholic school system, as I reached my teens, I started to feel immense shame and denial about my sexuality,” she said. “I suffered the constant fear of being judged and alienated by my friends and family. These feelings took a long time to shake off and work through.

“‘Guilty Love’ is a way to share our experiences, and hopefully help anyone going through the same thing to know they’re not alone.”

Speaking about her perspective on the song’s message, Nott added: “‘Guilty Love’ came from the classic ‘in-studio heart to heart’. We talked about growing up religiously and how we carried a lot of shame around the idea of what a woman (or person) should be.

“This song is about that but also about finding our own way back to a sense of spirituality through love. The love that once caused so much guilt, ended up being the most healing and spiritual. END CONVERSION THERAPY EVERYWHERE!”

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Ladyhawke’s last studio album, ‘Wild Things’, was released in June 2016.

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