Having now firmly established some regular outlets for sharing some of our favorite old music (via Forgotten Favorite, the retrospective music journal we recently started with Paul at Pel) and new (via our new monthly mixtape series), we feel the need to highlight a song that now falls into the chronological gaps—Tove Lo‘s “Habits (Stay High)”.
This track from the Swedish singer (pronounced “Toh-Veh Low”, given name Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson) has been a not-so-guilty pleasure of both mine and Katie’s since it entered our collective consciousness last year. If I remember right, a publicist sent along to us in a particularly busy time for the studio and I just threw it into a figurative digital pile of music entitled ‘To Sort’. However many weeks later, I finally gave it a listen and fell in love with the catchy track. Whether or not the lyrical content can be held on high—Ms. Lo speaks of binging on Twinkies and throwing up in the tub in her efforts to get through the day—it’s totally addictive, musically.
Tove Lo’s début full-length, Queen of Clouds, was released last fall, and the most recent single, “Talking Body”, just got a video the other day, which Tove described as a “sexy, tacky, dirty Dogville-inspired piece.” You can check that out below too.