Two brothers and their bandmates have written a song called “Love Is” that they hope will make people cry.
The song is called “It’s So Sad” and the duo, from Brisbane, Queensland, have released the song on Bandcamp.
The two brothers are also known as the “Rubberband” and are two of the biggest acts in the Australian rock and roll scene.
“It’s so sad, it’s so painful, it really hurts,” their lead singer and guitarist Ross Ritchie told the ABC’s FourFour Two program.
“I don’t know how else to put it.”
Ross said he was inspired to write the song after a traumatic event, which left him feeling like he was “on the other side of the fence” from his friends and family.
“In the midst of everything that’s going on, I wanted to make it so that it felt like you weren’t going to get hurt,” he said.
“So we went through a process of making it as emotional as we could and then the music came together.”
Ross and his brothers are now hoping to record the song, which is available for free download, on the bandcamp page, which has more than 10,000 songs.
“If you’re looking for something emotional to cry to, this song is the way to go,” Ross said.
He said he hoped the song would be shared widely, because “the way we’re feeling right now we can’t imagine the pain or the sadness of being a parent.”
Ross Ritchie said the song was recorded by his two brothers, who have worked together for three years.
He says the songs lyrics are influenced by his experience of being adopted from a refugee camp in New Zealand.
“They have this idea that it’s something that’s happening to you and then you get to a point where you’re stuck,” he told the program.
He added that he and his brother were also inspired by the band the Kinks, who also recorded the song.
“The Kinks are a big influence on the song,” he explained.
“We were actually looking for a catchy, fun song to get us into the studio, and I think ‘Love Is’ is a pretty catchy song, so we thought it was going to work.”
The song will be released online by Friday morning.