Tove Lo is a 'Cool Girl' in Icy New Track
    • FRIDAY, AUGUST 05, 2016

    • Posted by: Susmita Paruchuri

    Tove Lo is back! With a fresh new single out, she's working on her sophomore album and definitely pumping fans up with this release.

    Gone Girl by Gillian Flynn is a hefty novel -- physically thick and also emotionally heavy with a surprising twist every page -- and when I got my hands on it a few years ago I blew through it in a few days. I'm obsessed, so when I heard Tove Lo's new song "Cool Girl" was inspired by it, I was insanely excited to listen to it, and I wasn't disappointed. It's based on that amazing monologue around the middle of both the novel and the film: "Cool Girls never get angry; they only smile in a chagrined, loving manner and let their men do whatever they want. Go ahead, shit on me, I don't mind, I'm the Cool Girl." The Swedish singer really does the scene justice with her song -- "I'm a cool girl, she repeats over icy synths. The song has a pop sound to it, especially in the vocals, without losing its dark techno sound.

    "I'm totally fine with the gray area," Tove Lo told Rolling Stone in an interview. "That's usually where it's effortless. [In the song], I can tell that he's trying to play this game with me, and I'm like 'Yeah, go ahead. Do your thing. I'm being chill.' But then in the bridge, I reveal that's not what I want. I want to have a fire. I want to feel that."

    Its one of those tracks you can hear is going to be on the radio 24/7, and even though it's a little repetitive, I love what she's drawing from for this song. "Why do we try to be someone we're not to make someone love us? Would you want to fake yourself for the rest of your life? That's fucked up," she said to Rolling Stone. "Even though she's creepy, I kind of thought it was funny that it's just very common to see that." That "cool girl" phenomenon is a thing -- it's not just something from Gone Girl.

    Tove Lo's forthcoming LP doesn't have a release date yet, but details should be released soon.

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