The Lovepools
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The Lovepools

Los Angeles, California, United States | Established. Jan 01, 2017 | SELF

Los Angeles, California, United States | SELF
Established on Jan, 2017
Band Rock Indie

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Sep
17
The Lovepools @ The Dresden

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Jul
23
The Lovepools @ The Dresden

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

May
21
The Lovepools @ The Dresden

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

Mar
17
The Lovepools @ Vampire Lounge & Tasting Room

Beverly Hills, CA

Beverly Hills, CA

Mar
09
The Lovepools @ Private Show

Los Angeles, CA

Los Angeles, CA

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If The Lovepools’ new single feels like a classic, that’s because everything about it is classic: Out today, “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love With You” is about lost love and missed opportunities: What could have been, what should have been, and what can never be.

I began my days on the tenth of May
Bought my first guitar then I was on my way
No reviews left me black and blue
I had much to learn, I had much to lose
“I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” – The Lovepools

Atwood Magazine is proud to be premiering “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You,” the latest single from indie rock act The Lovepools. The moniker for Los Angeles singer/songwriter Anthony Shea, The Lovepools’ music blends the melodic stylings of ’90s and ’00s Britpop with a heartfelt-to-the-point-of-hapless intimacy. Though it’s built into a full-fledged rocker, “I Should Be Fallin’ In Love With You” has the earnest quality of a coffeehouse jam – it’s the song you want to hear playing at your local cafe.

Animal Instinct EP - The Lovepools
Animal Instinct EP – The Lovepools

Why do I do the things I do?
I should be fallin’ in love with you
Why do I do the things I do?
I should be fallin’ in love with you
Fittingly, “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” is about the artist’s decision not to pursue a certain romantic interest, but to instead devote his full self to music. “It was inspired by my friend whom I had feelings for, but I didn’t act on them out of fear that a step forward in love, could be two steps backward in music,” explains Anthony Shea. The plight – and irony of a song coming out of that plight – is all too real, but what’s truly majestic is how utterly small Shea is able to make himself in this song. He blends nostalgia and regret into this massive wave of sadness – and surely, to know you’ve missed your chance at something that could have made you happy beyond your wildest dreams, is worth brooding over.

On the first of June I got up and played
I had my boys help me all the way
We made them laugh but didn’t make them cry
I guess I have a ways to perfect my style
Why do I do the things I do?
I should be fallin’ in love with you
Shea continutes: “Around that time, my stepfather had mentioned how many famous artists have a “perfect” song. I wanted to write something more straight forward and poppy after that conversation. The song came to me fast. It was written and recorded in two days in my home studio. I tried to change the lyrics and add more parts to it, but eventually I decided to leave it how it was originally written.” He poured himself into this song organically, and that comes through in the music, the lyrics, and the song’s simple, yet evocative production. Everything about “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” feels real: Through a straightforward four-chord melody, Shea recounts his own trials and adventures, how music was and has always been his focus, and that although he knew he would have to make sacrifices along the way, he could never have known how hard some sacrifices would be.

A couple of seconds take me by surprise
I lose myself looking in your eyes
I tell myself it’s a compromise
Love’s on the shelf, I’m afraid to try
“Love’s on the shelf, I’m afraid to try,” sings Shea in the final verse. How utterly true that statement feels: We see the artist diving deep inside himself in order to understand why he does what he does. Ultimately, his lament over a missed opportunity turns into this realization of a stronger fear – that one cannot simply have it all, and that pursuit of happiness in one sphere means giving up pursuits in another sphere. A heavy song that resonates with anyone who’s had to make personal sacrifices for greater goals, The Lovepools’ “I Should Be Fallin’ in Love with You” feels like a classic song, because it is a classic song. - Atwood Magazine


As their name suggests, Lovepools is “indie rock for hopeless romantics.” Based out of LA, Lovepools is the brain child of Anthony Shea, although maybe lovechild would be more appropriate; melding an alternative rock style with heartfelt, witty lyrics and warm instrumentals. The song structures are almost poetic, making excellent use of internal rhyme schemes. They came onto the scene on May 1, 2016, with their debut EP, Safely In My Loveseat.

Their newest single, “See You In The Funny Papers” recently dropped on August 12, and it is a lot of fun. There’s an edgy vibe to their sound that definitely makes this a track to come back to - Salute Mag


Discography

"See You In The Funny Papers - Single"

Heard on "Shameless" Season 9 premiere. 

"Safely In My Loveseat EP"

"A Dixie Cup To Save You" has been played on over 300 college radio stations through Songtradr.com promo.

"Animal Instinct EP"

"Animal Instinct" has been played on over 300 college radio stations through Songtradr.com promo.

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Bio

The Lovepools are an indie rock trio first formed in 2017. After two EP's they released their first single, "See You In The Funny Papers" which appeared on the “Shameless” Season 9 Premiere. The group will be appearing in their very own episode on PBS’s show, “Musicology” in Summer 2019.

The group’s upcoming single, White Lies & Palm Trees, is a head-first departure from their guitar-based indie-rock roots into a new synth-pop sound. Anthony Shea confesses his monotonous experiences around LA: red lights, day dreams, white lies, palm trees, rinse, repeat...

A live action animation music video for White Lies & Palm Trees is currently being edited. In the video, The Lovepools will battle dark forces in an 8-bit converted video-game LA, as they side-scroll down the streets of Sunset Blvd. 

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