“Love Like Mine” is the latest single from South-London soul duo fika, collaborating with songwriter, vocalist and artist Bambie. It’s taken from their upcoming “Coffee & Clouds” EP (out 4th November). Co-produced by Berlin-based producer Fabich, “Love Like Mine” is an elevated groove as slick as the Isaac Hayes sample at its heart. fika’s previous singles and EPs have seen the duo garner support from the likes of Jamz Supernova (BBC Radio 1Xtra), Jess Iszatt (BBC London Introducing) and from Spotify’s New Music Friday UK, Chill Vibes and R&B UK playlists.
“Love Like Mine” muses on the idea of a toxic crush; the feeling of really liking someone despite knowing they’re no good and undeserving of the love. Laced with the self-affirming hook from which it takes its name, the track centres around a section of spoken word from Bambie, offering a modern spin on Corinthians infamous “Love is patient / Love is kind” extract. “It’s a beautiful poem that almost feels iconic. We simply couldn’t believe what we were hearing when Bambie wrote and performed that section to us”, fika add.
The release follows single “How Can I Love? (When I Can’t Get Away From You)” taken from the “Coffee & Clouds” EP from fika and Bambie, co-produced by Fabich. With a sample of Isaac Hayes’ “The Later It Gets” at it’s core, the added key changes, beat kicks and a lazy bassline of “Love Like Mine” come together to form an old-school Hip Hop sound.