Songs that romance sentimentality can easily become schmaltzy and sugary sweet. But Bloods manages to get the mix just right with its brand new single “Bring My Walls Down.”

This is a killer pop-punk cut, with an infectious melody and a little fuzzy edge. But its lyrics are vulnerable and romantic. The Sydney band’s lead vocalist MC says the track “looks at love as a disease, a kind of infection that infests your mind and body without you having any control over it; something that breaks through uninvited and reminds you that you’re an animal.”

“Bring My Walls Down” is the first cut from Bloods’ forthcoming sophomore album.