Ravenous desires turn obscene
The thirst is stronger than it’s ever been
My skin, my neck, she can’t resist
They cry out for a sharp-fanged kiss
The latest single from Finnish coldwave enchantress Suzi Sabotage, “Love at First Bite,” is an entrancing descent into the shadowy realms of the vampire’s existence
Written in a fever dream of passion and desire, Love At First Bite dances on the edges of pleasure and pain, highlighting the paradoxical allure of danger and vulnerability. The biting edge of ‘sharp teeth’ and the vulnerable vulnerability of ‘blue veins’ form an intoxicating dance of primal urges. The rhythmic pulse of life underscores the narrative – a throbbing life-force that seems to magnetize, draw and, ultimately, surrender to the predator. This primal dance is mirrored by the relentless repetition of ‘ravenous desires’ and the refrain, ‘Love at first bite,’ a starkly literal yet wildly evocative depiction of a visceral encounter.
The lyrics invite us into a powerful dance of roles, where the prey becomes the predator. This reversal adds a layer of complexity, revealing a curious, cyclical game of power, desire, and surrender. The verse concludes with a haunting echo of a ‘sharp-fanged kiss,’ leaving the listener to ponder on the intoxicating dance of love, passion…and the thin line lurking between.
The track resonates not only with an eerie beauty, but also bears the colours of darkly romantic lesbian themes. Suzi Sabotage herself is a powerful figure unabashedly claiming her queer identity, and her words extend a darkly velvet invitation, offering an intoxicating blend of the gothic and the sapphic.
Surrender your neck to embrace of Carmilla and Listen to “Love at First Bite Below:
“Love At First Bite” is out now via Out Of Line Music GmbH. Stream it here.
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