Tove Lo Drops Cinematic “True Romance”

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Swedish singer-songwriter and actress Tove Lo released her latest single “True Romance,” following on May’s “No One Dies From Love.”

Tove’s New Album Dirt Femme is Coming This October

This past May, Tove Lo officially started a new era of music when she dropped the single “No One Dies From Love,” her first official solo single since the release of her last album Sunshine Kitty in 2020. Now, she’s releasing the follow-up, and she also announced that more music is on the way really soon.

With the release of “True Romance,” Tove revealed that her new album Dirt Femme will arrive on October 14. Both of the newly-released tracks will be part of the album, as well as “How Long,” a song released for the iconic HBO Max show Euphoria. 

The tracklist for Dirt Femme is already out, and the album will feature a total of 12 songs! Some of the unreleased tunes we have still yet to hear include “Suburbia,” “2 Die 4,” “Grapefruit,” and “I’m to Blame”. The album will also have big collaborations with artists like First Aid Kit, SG Lewis, and Channel Tres. We can’t wait to see what these songs sound like!

 

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“True Romance” is an Emotional Ballad

So far, “True Romance” is very different from “No One Dies From Love” in the way it sounds. The new song is slower-paced, passionate, vibrant, and not at all danceable as the latter. It is actually an honest ballad, that touches on the scary feelings of slowly falling in love. “”Take a life for me,” you know I’d do it instantly. In danger of a true romance. We are meant to be, I’d die for love and loyalty. In danger of a true romance,” Tove sings in the chorus.

I made ‘True Romance’ together with my roommate Tim From The House,” Tove says. “We both had a need to write something different and dramatic. It took me three days to get the lyrics right but I recorded it in one take. The lyrics are based on the movie True Romance, destructive cinematic love at its best and worst.” 

The music video for the song is highly minimalistic, but it gets to the point that “True Romance” is trying to make. In it, Tove walks across a lonely road at night, simply lost in her thoughts and singing to the song. “We shot this scene for it in one take in the desert earlier this year,” she adds. “Kenny Laubbacher has always captured the emotional journey of the song perfectly in this scene.”

So, mark your calendars! Dirt Femme is out on October 14.

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