Liquid Love (Shy Child album)

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Liquid Love
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Studio album by Shy Child
Released 15 March 2010
Recorded March–August 2009
Genre Electronica, synthpop, alternative dance
Length 47:12
Label Wall of Sound
Producer Chris Zane
Shy Child chronology
Noise Won't Stop
Liquid Love

Liquid Love is the fourth studio album by New York City synthpop duo Shy Child.


The band announced in December 2009 that they had completed their fourth album and gave away a free track, Criss Cross, to promote it. A single, Disconnected was released digitally on 7 March.

The original release date. 1 March 2010, was moved back to the 15th. A UK tour was scheduled but vocalist Pete Cafarella suffered concussion, and had to cancel the upcoming tour; the tour was rescheduled for April and May.

Second single Open Up the Sky was released in June.

Liquid Love will be released digitally in the U.S. by Gigantic Music on 21 September 2010, with a vinyl release to follow.

Track listing[edit]

  1. 'Liquid Love' - 4:48
  2. 'Disconnected' - 4:07
  3. 'Take Us Apart' - 3:57
  4. 'Criss Cross' - 7:22
  5. 'The Beatles' - 4:24
  6. 'Open Up the Sky' - 5:25
  7. 'ESP' - 4:20
  8. 'Depth of Feel' - 4:09
  9. 'Strange Emotion' - 3:30
  10. 'Dark Destiny' - 5:10


Professional ratings
Review scores
Source Rating
NME 4/10 stars link
BBC (favorable) link
The Guardian 4/5 stars link
MusicOMH 3.5/5 stars link
Drowned in Sound 7/10 stars link
Pitchfork Media (7.0/10) link
Sputnikmusic 2.5/5 stars link
Leeds Music Scene 2/5 stars link

Reviews for the album have been mixed. NME criticized the album, describing it as being "rather lame" compared to their previous album, which they praised. Other reviews, however, praised the album for being reminiscent of retro synthpop albums. Drowned in Sound also praised the album for being cheesy, with "falseto vocals and dumb melodies that prod and niggle at your brain".