Bec Sandridge has announced the release of a new single ‘Cost Of Love’ out today, it is the first track to be shared from Sandridge’s collection of new songs on her upcoming EP ‘Lost Dog’ which will be out on 7th October.
Sandridge wrote ‘Cost Of Love’ with prolific songwriter and producer Dave Jenkins Jr (Daniel Johns, Vera Blue) and Lucy Taylor (Dua Lipa, Ellie Goulding.) The trio worked on the song at Sandridge’s apartment in Sydney with additional production from long term collaborator Gab Strum (Japanese Wallpaper). Grammy-nominated British engineer Geoff Swan (Charli XCX, Haim) took the final reins mixing ‘Cost Of Love’ readying it for a global audience.
“I wrote this song with dear pals Lucy Taylor and Dave Jenkins Jr. At the time, I was stuck in a kind of tug-of-war, arm-wrestle with myself… Weighing up whether a certain relationship was worth it (the unraveling of a thread, the push and pull in compromise, digging up old and new dirt). It felt like I had lost myself in a relationship that had a relatively frail foundation. Despite the rocky-ness of the whole thing, we kept trying to build upon it beyond the used-by-date…I guess, we attempted to roll the shit in shit-tonnes of glitter to a degree. This song was my attempt to explore being logical in love and answer the question of: “how do you know when to call it before you lose all of yourself and in turn, each-other?”Bec Sandridge
Despite the heavy subject matter, ‘Cost Of Love’ is a jaunty and irresistible slice of 80s pop. With swirling guitars and a perky beat, the irrepressibly optimistic melody will have you reaching for your leg warmers and heading out to an aerobics class.
Head over to Bec Sandridge’s website to stream or download ‘Cost Of Love’
Photography Credit: Sam Brumby with editing by Giulia McGauran