‘Love is Wicked’, the hit song for female duo Brick and Lace, turns 15 this year. The song, recorded on the Diwali rhythm, propelled the sisters Nyanda and Nailah “Nyla” Thorbourne to international success.
The hit song came about after one of their sisters started singing ‘your love is like rain’ so they decided to change the rain lyrics to ‘Love is Wicked‘. The song is deeply associated with the good and bad of relationships as both sisters had experienced challenges in their relationships making it very relatable.
The song became a hit in many European countries despite not doing well in the United States. ‘Love is Wicked’ peaked at number 44 in Belgium, number four in France (where it has been certified gold), number two in Portugal (certified gold), 14 in Poland, 13 in Norway, and 27 in Sweden. With the success of Love is Wicked, Brick and Lace took home several awards at the Youth View Awards (YVAs).
After fifteen years the hit song has once again taken on a life of its own being a viral trend on social media.
Recording Artists, Nyanda Thorbourne and Nyla Thorbourne share more about their musical journey and trending after 15 years on Sunrise.
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