TATUM releases her third single Bloodsport through Bad Future Records on May 8th. The song paints a vivid picture of the pitfalls of love and how, when a relationship comes to an explosive and painful end, it can ultimately destroy both people.
That love in turn becomes a Bloodsport, because it cannot exist without a huge amount of pain, and so it becomes a sort of disastrous art.
TATUMs beautifully sung and musically delicate verses diminish and dissolve, making way for the huge, cinematic, cascading choruses that are underpinned by a relentless ritualistic rhythm, giving the track an intensely dynamic and melodramatic edge.
Theres also stylised quality to Bloodsport that, through its themes of tragic romance, feeds into a Lana Del Rey-like melancholia of seeing the beauty in heartbreak.
Bloodsport compares love to an epic battle where both parties walk away injured and bloody. All love comes at a cost and there is always a devastating end to love whether its through a break-up or death, love always ends painfully, TATUM explains when questioned about the songs core narrative.