Premiere | April 8, 2015
Jamaican Queens
Love Is Impossible

Label: Freakish Pleasures   Genre: Pop   Sounds Like: David Bowie, Animal Collective

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Life fucking sucks sometimes. And then, it doesn’t. Jamaican Queens‘ “Love Is Impossible” was written after songwriter Ryan Spencer came out of a serious relationship. He says of the track…

“I wrote this song in spring, after finally coming down from a brutal depression,” says songwriter and producer Ryan Spencer. “My only real relationship had ended three months prior, but with spring’s return, I felt hopeful. I realized that life isn’t as horrible as I had convinced myself over the previous winter. I was still disenchanted with love and relationships in general, but discovered I could be happy alone, and as cliché as it sounds, time will eventually heal old wounds.”

When translated into song, Ryan’s hopeful tale is transformed into an infectiously abrasive pop jam. Armed with fuzzy synths and crashing drums, the Detroit trio’s latest shocks before it hooks. Stick with it a little bit, however, and you’ll fall in love with its David Bowie meets Animal Collective vibes. Give it a first listen below.

“Love Is Impossible” will appear on Jamaican Queens’ upcoming Downers LP, out June 2nd via their own Freakish Pleasures imprint.


Jamaican Queens
Love Is Impossible