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Track: What Is Love | Artist: BATTS


Transforming Haddaway's What Is Love into a slow-burning, emotional ballad, Melbourne via Birmingham duo BATTS lull our Friday deep into pensivity with their cover of the classic 90's anthem.

The internet is a funny place. Meeting people online has become the norm in today's society; for love, for sex, for housing rentals, and now for musical collaboration. Composed of Australian singer Tanya Batt and English producer Alisdair Mason, the duo met over Soundcloud less than a year ago and ever since have been pumping out hit after hit under the alias BATTS.

"Batt says when trying to work out what direction to go with, she read the lyrics and realized the depth they had and how hard they hit home. She took the rawness of the words and sung them with fitting emotion, which always seems so present in BATTS tracks."

Landing back on the scene after the success of their first two trip hop singles (Morals & For That I'm Sorry), What Is Love continues with the downtempo soundscape the pair are known for. Enlightened by Batt's ethereal vocals and Mason's deep, rhythmic production, What Is Love will undoubtedly take you on a journey through heartfelt legato and melancholic sub-bass. With the addition of Luke Cruel on saxophone, this cover fits the bill for a Friday slow-jam in all the right ways! Check out BATTS at their social spots below and be sure to answer the question of What Is Love by throwing some ❤️ to the cover on Hype Machine!


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