Earwig and Lydia Loveless Commiserate over Love on "Wasted On You"
The alt-country darling teamed up with some old pals from her Columbus, Ohio days and the result is very good.
I love when artists team up to make something great. It might be the most important reminder we have outside Chance the Rapper that teamwork really can make a good thing great.
A great example of that is the latest song from Columbus, Ohio indie rock band Earwig, "Wasted On You," for which they tapped the truly talented Lydia Loveless. The song is a classic back and forth between two lovers that chronicles the heartache that comes with loving deeply but being forced to let go for whatever reason.
"Lydia played in a band called Carson Drew in Columbus as a teenager, and I had seen them play," says vocalist and guitarist Lizard McGee on approaching Loveless for this song. "I think Earwig even had a show with them at Bernie's Bagels. I was a fan of her solo records and had her most recent record playing a lot at my house during the time that I wrote the song. When I decided it would be a duet, her's was the first voice that I heard singing the other part. I knew her casually already, so it was easy to find her and ask. I sent her the song, she dug it and said yes."
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Annalise Domenighini is wasted on tweeting and does not approve of love.