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.
Lyrics:I dont want to die tonight I want to shine bright Im on fire I dont want to die I dont want to die tonight I want to burn all night Im on fire I dont want to die! I dont want to die tonight I dont want to die now I want to burn you down I dont want to die
Lyrics:Ive just stopped caring I dont want to live in universe Ive just stopped caring I dont care about your universe I cant find my way home I cant find my way home its too much So just take me baby as I am
Lyrics:You walk alone on the streets tonight Id kill just to be there by your side Why did I wait so long? The nights are lonely when youre gone Why did we wait so long? The nights are darker when youre gone Cause it takes time Until we get it right It takes two It takes me and you And thats why I need you by my side Together were our best Cant 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 youre gone
Lyrics:P-P-Please dont go away Im stuck here and my thoughts have left me paralyzed And Im nobody without someone like you I wish we had more time, maybe a second or two Cmon babe take a walk with me P-P-Please just dont 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 dont go away Im stuck here and my thoughts have left me dumb and blind And I keep telling you Im fine But I keep hiding behind these lonely tears of mine Cmon babe take a walk with me This night can last forever Lets walk the streets together And we can live a little Oh things cant get much better Lets get this party hoppin To you I cant stop tsalking I want to know you baby I think youre kind of crazy Lets walk the streets together This night can last forever And we can dance a little Oh things cant get much better If this were Casablanca (Tonight is (were) I am Rick and youre Ilsa All I want to to say Im stuck to you If this is Casablanca I am Rick and youre Ilsa And we can live on the silver screen (Because we wanna)* 1st time This night can last forever Lets paint the town together And we can live a little Oh things cant get much better If this were Casablanca I am Rick and youre Ilsa All I want to to say Im stuck oh This night can last forever Lets paint the town together And we can dance our ass off Oh things cant get much better This night can last forever This night can last forever All I want to to say, Im stuck to you
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 its gonna be The whole world against you and me Were in love (its just us) Blacktop and cobblestone The wind chills us to our bones, were far from home Rain falls on your shoulder I hold you a little closer as we walk home
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 Im 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 dont 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 Im not aware of the room, I just see you Standing there I make my move, to get you in the mood And youre too nervous to tell me Hey! Youre a fucking good dancer. D-D-D-Drift Away!
Lyrics:Love: its like the weight of the world Does it make you happy? Feeling like youre floating on air What about the pressure? When you take a chance It doesnt even matter Its just part of the dance Because you took that train right into my heart And it knocked me down, now I cant get up I think Im falling for you, like there is no one else Girl, Ill take you to the coast Well 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 dont fight the feeling Maybe take a chance? We all play with our hearts Its just part of the dance Were all packed up and we are heading west Au revoir, je taime, I wish you the best 10, 9, 8 baby 3, 2, 1 Were counting down till we hit the sun Well go to Surf Rock City, catch the sonic wave And well ride it out to that golden gate You see we have a lot of music that we got to play Girl, Ill take you to the coast
Lyrics:Got me down on my knees On my knees, Im 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!!! Ive 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, Im not going back Pulled a gun out, pushed it against my back Hey!!! Im so dumb
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 whats 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
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