Orlando-based sibling duo outfit The Lovelines — Tessa D (vocals) and Todd Goings (multi-instrumentalist, songwriting and production) emerged late last year with their single “Strange Kind of Love,” which rose to #1 on SubmitHub’s Popular Charts.
Of course, once you hear “Strange Kind of Love,” you can kind of hear why it took a portion of the blogosphere by storm. “Strange Kind of Love” is a slick synthesis of Amy Winehouse-like blue-eyed soul, jazz standards and Dummy-era Portishead-like trip-hop centered around Tessa D’s soulful crooning and a dusty production featuring twinkling Rhodes, wobbly guitars, propulsive polyrhythm and an infectious, razor sharp hook.
“I wrote ‘Strange Kind of Love’ because I like to listen to my local jazz radio station, WUCF 89.9. On jazz radio, you hear bands performing rendition after rendition of what’s known as ‘standards.’” Todd Goings says, :Classic compositions that bands cover, you know. I wanted to write a song that sounded like an old-fashioned, out-of-vogue, ‘standard’ me and my sister were covering. But, it’s not a cover. “