This review was originally published in June of 2018.

With a chopped-up rock feel and a heavy backbeat, Owen Gallagher gives us a big sound and a a world-weary resignation:

“in the end
it’s just a messed up love
and it’s always been”— Owen Gallagher

There is always redemption in the moment, and the energy here is salty, like it's always been ok, interesting even, to be a little bit messed up in the way we love. Maybe that's how it is supposed to work. Messed Up Love is a fast-pulse melody-driven rock number with a strong personality and a plush lead vocal. We love the simple message: be yourself.

Owen Gallagher is a London-based musician from Dublin, Ireland. This song is currently featured on our CHILL Angeles playlist.