"Love Actually" sees the band momentarily step away from the more agressive immediacy of their previous work in favour of a softer sound. They still manage to pack in the punch with subtle easter-egg-like treats in the form of glitchy samples, which reveal themselves during the track's chorus. This makes sense as the track comes from a place of love, rather than an angst fuelled break-up.
It's a little bit more complicated than that though as the band explain “the song is about being so in love it's almost unhealthy, but you can’t help yourself from falling. The feeling that something is almost too good to be true and you’re slightly dreading what's to come but feeling ecstatic at the same time."
Paired with the music video which was shot in the band's London flat and co-produced by Aria Alagha, "Love Actually" is both sonically and visually influenced by the late 90s and early 00s. The title, obviously an homage to the film of the same name and having listened to everything from Green Day to Natalie Imbruglia during that period, they add "it felt like going back to a more ‘innocent’ time."
That innocence is echoed with the visuals for the track which include a couple of messages which flash up between scenes, one of which reads "make love actually, not guns" and the other, "off bloom loves you, so you should too".