Track of the Day: 'Giving Up on You'

Editor’s Note: This article previously appeared in a different format as part of The Atlantic’s Notes section, retired in 2021.

A reader recommends a song that “I can turn up on repeat”:

I discovered this band, Wild Belle, a few years ago, but their recent release has me pumped for the spring already. “Giving Up on You” takes the opposite approach of “Love to Love You Baby,” in that it compresses everything about a relationship with a bad boy, which was a theme in some earlier songs as well.

From an interview with Metro in November:

Natalie Bergman, one half of the brother-sister psychedelic pop duo Wild Belle, doesn’t shy away from talking about relationships. It’s the constant muse for her songs, the latest of which, “Giving Up On You,” is about a rocky romance she ended shortly after writing the song. “The funny thing is, I was writing about the demise of the relationship before it was even over,” she says. “The song is about overcoming a relationship that was very torturous. I had to destroy it because it was killing me.”

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