The track marks the LA indie rock band’s second single of 2020, following the quarantine anthem ‘What Am I Gonna Do Today?’. In a statement, frontwoman Lydia Night explained: “‘I Love Us’ to me represents great change and growth for The Regrettes. This song showcases the kinds of risks and genre-bending I hope to accomplish moving forward with our third album.”
She added: “While writing this song, I officially decided to let go of having any preconceived idea for what a song I’m writing needs to be like. It was me deciding to finally stop trying to stay within a box or stick to what’s comfortable genre-wise and just allow myself to have fun and not stress about it being ‘cool’ or ‘rock’ enough. I’m so inspired by artists like Charli XCX, The 1975, St Vincent, Brockhampton and much more. However, I never would let myself get a little weird by combining the elements from those artists that I love with the type of raw rock and power pop I normally write.”
The Regrettes’ most recent studio album was How Do You Love?, released in the summer of 2019.