Love In October

One Album

Though based out of Chicago, the indie rock outfit Love in October can trace its roots back to Sweden. Erik Widman (vocals, guitar) relocated from his native Sweden to Michigan in 2000 to attend college, his brother Kent (bass) following him out there two years later. In 2006, both relocated again, this time to Minneapolis, and formed Love in October. They eventually entered the studio with producer Ed Rose (The Get Up Kids) to record their debut EP and album. The band received a Best Music on Campus nomination for the 2007 MTVu Woodies.
Love in October released a series of self-titled EPs between 2009-2011 as their sound evolved to an indie pop sound inspired by bands like Tokyo Police Club and Swedish indie rockers bob hund. The band went on hiatus in 2011 as the Widman brothers shifted their attention to dance music and formed Eight Bit Tiger, their electronic alter ego to Love in October. 
In 2016 the silence was broken as the Widman brothers released Love in October III, a four-song EP that reimaged the Love in October sound, replacing their drummer with a drum machine and opting for a more lo-fi sound than previous albums. The success of the EP inspired the band to make a push for a full-length album and take their new lo-fi sound to the next level. The result was SHAPES, the band's most cohesive and focused effort to date, where the band reflects on the state of the world, love, memories, uncertainty and the future.

Music

10 songs
Song
Length
Actions
1
How The World Will End Shapes
03:23

Lyrics:

One-Stop. Indie rock. Fast tempo, upbeat, energetic, poppy, love song, feel good, young, youthful, playful. Male vocals, electric guitar, bass, drums.
1
How The World Will End (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:23
2
I Don't Want To Die Tonight Shapes
01:54

Lyrics:

I don’t want to die tonight I want to shine bright I’m on fire I don’t want to die I don’t want to die tonight I want to burn all night I’m on fire I don’t want to die! I don’t want to die tonight I don’t want to die now I want to burn you down I don’t want to die
1
I Don't Want To Die Tonight (Instrumental)
Instrumental
01:54
3
I Stopped Caring Shapes
03:42

Lyrics:

I’ve just stopped caring I don’t want to live in universe I’ve just stopped caring I don’t care about your universe I can’t find my way home I can’t find my way home … it’s too much So just take me baby … as I am
1
I Stopped Caring (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:42
4
I'm Here You're There Shapes
02:54

Lyrics:

You walk alone on the streets tonight I’d kill just to be there by your side Why did I wait so long? The nights are lonely when you’re gone Why did we wait so long? The nights are darker when you’re gone ‘Cause it takes time Until we get it right It takes two It takes me and you And that’s why I need you by my side Together we’re our best Can’t miss you more than this Why did we wait so long? The nights are lonely when you are gone Why did I wait so long? The nights are lonely… lonely when you’re gone
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I'm Here You're There (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:54
5
03:48

Lyrics:

P-P-Please don’t go away I’m stuck here and my thoughts have left me paralyzed And I’m nobody without someone like you I wish we had more time, maybe a second or two C’mon babe … take a walk with me P-P-Please just don’t go away I know the day is over but the night is young And I suffer from this broken heart of mine A kiss from you would fix me up a thousand times I said babe… take a walk with me P-P-Please o please just don’t go away I’m stuck here and my thoughts have left me dumb and blind And I keep telling you I’m fine But I keep hiding behind these lonely tears of mine C’mon … babe take a walk with me This night can last forever Let’s walk the streets together And we can live a little Oh things can’t get much better Let’s get this party hoppin’ To you I can’t stop tsalking I want to know you baby I think you’re kind of crazy Let’s walk the streets together This night can last forever And we can dance a little Oh things can’t get much better If this were Casablanca (Tonight is (we’re) I am Rick and you’re Ilsa All I want to to say … I’m stuck to you If this is Casablanca I am Rick and you’re Ilsa And we can live on the silver screen (Because we wanna)* 1st time This night can last forever Let’s paint the town together And we can live a little Oh things can’t get much better If this were Casablanca I am Rick and you’re Ilsa All I want to to say … I’m stuck oh … This night can last forever Let’s paint the town together And we can dance our ass off Oh things can’t get much better This night can last forever This night can last forever All I want to to say, I’m stuck to you
1
Stuck (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:48
6
We Will Always Have Paris Shapes
03:03

Lyrics:

Summer orchestrated With late nights, mysteries, and love affairs Long walks in the city Roof tops, that are calling out my name So much for mysteries When all I want is memories of us And now it’s gonna be The whole world against you and me We’re in love (it’s just us) Blacktop and cobblestone The wind chills us to our bones, we’re far from home Rain falls on your shoulder I hold you a little closer as we walk home
1
We Will Always Have Paris (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:03
7
Late Night (Explicit Lyrics) Shapes
05:41

Lyrics:

You stand by the corner of the bar Hanging on my shirt you pull my thread until I come apart A stranger smiles, my friends all laugh at us And I’m wondering “Babe, who you going home with tonight?” I drift away, float into your space I drift away, into your space I drift away, I don’t know what to say So I press my body against yours and kiss your lips The air smells like bodies and cold cool beer But I’m not aware of the room, I just see you Standing there I make my move, to get you in the mood And you’re too nervous to tell me “Hey! You’re a fucking good dancer.” D-D-D-Drift Away!
1
Late Night (Instrumental)
Instrumental
05:41
8
Surf Rock City Shapes
03:17

Lyrics:

Love: it’s like the weight of the world Does it make you happy? Feeling like you’re floating on air What about the pressure? When you take a chance It doesn’t even matter It’s just part of the dance Because you took that train right into my heart And it knocked me down, now I can’t get up I think I’m falling for you, like there is no one else Girl, I’ll take you to the coast We’ll go to Surf Rock City Surf Rock City x2 Take you to the coast Love is an endless game We all play with fire Getting burned again and again So don’t fight the feeling Maybe take a chance? We all play with our hearts It’s just part of the dance We’re all packed up and we are heading west Au revoir, je t’aime, I wish you the best 10, 9, 8 baby 3, 2, 1 We’re counting down ‘till we hit the sun We’ll go to Surf Rock City, catch the sonic wave And we’ll ride it out to that golden gate You see we have a lot of music that we got to play Girl, I’ll take you to the coast…
1
Surf Rock City (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:17
9
Time Cop Shapes
03:03

Lyrics:

Got me down on my knees On my knees, I’m scared to run off He said he was the police, the police Oh my God! What did I do wrong? He goes “you” I say “you”… Hey!!! I’ve been running for days, no stopping No stopping, no stop at all A microchip in my brain, track me down Push me up against the wall He said he was the police, the police And he was the law He goes “you” I say “you” … Hey!!! I am running, I’m not going back Pulled a gun out, pushed it against my back Hey!!! I’m so dumb
1
Time Cop (Instrumental)
Instrumental
03:03
10
Wasting My Time Shapes
02:42

Lyrics:

Wasting my time Watch you go by Slowly I die, I pass away (Whistle solo) Wasting my time I try to get high Wasting my time Can not decide what’s right for me (Interlude) Wasting my time I try to get by Wasting my time Watch you go by (Whistle) Wasting my time (Whistle) Wasting my time
1
Wasting My Time (Instrumental)
Instrumental
02:42