What’s this? Swedish artist Tove Styrke is back with her first new single in over three years – not counting her Så Mycket Bättre songs from last winter – and a pretty eye-popping music video to go along with it, in which she gives us no less than eight different characters of herself. This is ‘Mood Swings’.
What’s it like? A short n’ simple pop tune on which she lays her soul on the table and uses the opportunity to deliver one of her finest vocal performances to date. It’s a song that straight away feels like the opening page of an exciting new chapter for her.
What does Tove say? “‘Mood swings’ is insane. It’s paying tribute to my best and worst sides. I really hate myself sometimes. But I’m trying really hard not to. These past three years I’ve been through depression, fell hard in love, survived a Swedish music reality TV-show, I got a car, I got stuck with millennial blues, I feel like an adult sometimes, I feel like I did as a child. I feel kinda free.”
Written by? Tove herself, along with Christoph Andersson, Jenna Andrews, Noah Conrad, Rollo and Sorana Pacurar.
More from Tove? Plenty – and she’s got us pretty pepped about it with this quote: “This new project is musically like a fun puke! It’s all over the place, every song tells a story on its own and has its own mood. I got epic love songs that sound like the 60’s next to tracks like ‘Mood Swings’ and crazy bangers. I’M not even ready. I’m obsessed with it.”
You can find ‘Mood Swings’ on our Best New Pop playlist.