I have to admit, I thought Tove Lo was going to be a one hit wonder. Her hit “Habits (Stay High)” burned up radio here in America last summer/fall, reaching number three on the Billboard Hot 100, an incredible feat for a debut single. I actually thought it deserved a Grammy nomination for at least Song of the Year because it is such a cleverly written song. Technically, she wouldn’t be considered a one hit wonder because she was featured on Alesso’s song “Heroes (We Could Be),” which charted to number thirty-one on the Hot 100, but she only had one huge major hit. Then I finally heard “Talking Body,” her next single from her debut album Queen of the Clouds, and I think she’s got another hit.
“Talking Body” has such a great beat to dance to (yes, I did give a little shimmy while writing this/listening to the song), especially around the chorus. I like the sound during the chorus that sounds, this is the only way I can think about describing it, like a faint beep of a grocery store checkout scanner. Such a weird description to give, but I think it gives the song a nice punch of air. You should definitely check out “Talking Body” (you can listen to it above), it could be a great hit for the summer…the snow’s melting, it’s time we get out and dance around on the dewy grass.
Incidently, Tove Lo is the mastermind behind Ellie Goulding’s massively successful hit “Love Me Like You Do;” she co-wrote it with Max Martin, a music god/producer, as well as Savan Kotecha, Ilya, and Ali Payami. Why Tove Lo didn’t record the song instead of selling it, I’m not sure. I do know that Tove Lo started out as a songwriter before trying to start a solo career, so it is possible “Love Me Like You Do” was a song she sold before her recent success. Regardless, when you hear “Love Me Like You Do,” I think it sounds like Tove Lo singing it.