"I hate love" is not great but it's by far the most interesting of the tracks. The prechorus with that electronic production is lovely and it's interesting how different it is than the bumpkin production on the verses but the chorus itself is really lazy. Not sure how well this hangs together but it has more verve than the others.
Comfortably the most interesting of the four in its soundscape and the very stream of consciousness songwriting on the verses. Agreed the bridge into the chorus is the best part and that the chorus itself is pretty damp... a running theme.
At this point, release the live album and call that the album. The production is letting the songs down in parts. I do think "i hate love" has the most interesting direction but agree that it doesn't reach the heights. The chorus sounds too much like a pre-chrous.
Yeah, I do love all of these songs, my only complaint so far is that Favorite Kind of High and I Hate Love are brought down a bit by lackluster production. Which is a bummer considering she is trying some new things vocally and structurally on some of these songs, and a bit more edge production-wise would have really brought it there. That said though, I am enjoying all of these and excited to hear the rest, since the ones that got the most chatter after the Belasco show haven't been released yet. So far I'd rank these:
2. i hate love
4. favorite kind of high