Already, Olovsdotter’s worked with some notable industry influencers during her four years making music: “I met Diplo like most people met Diplo, on fucking Twitter. The funny thing is, I didn’t have Twitter at the time,” she says. “I didn’t know who Dr. Luke was. When Katy Perry tweeted about my song, I didn’t really know who Katy Perry was, either. I couldn’t tell you a song by her. I know it was Dr. Luke who asked her to tweet, and I still have to hear about it: ‘How was it when Katy Perry tweeted about you?’” she says with a laugh. Pop divas, it would seem, are of little interest to Olovsdotter. “I’m sitting on top of shit and I’m laughing; if you are interested in false lashes and crazy dance moves, do that, but it’s still really cheap,” she says.
For the singer, there are great exceptions to this female pop model. “Just look at MØ—Karen, she’s just a person and no one knew that this song [Major Lazer’s ‘Lean On’] would be a huge hit.” After reading about MØ, Olovsdotter connected with her via Facebook: “We have the same booker, so we ended up having a show at the same festival and we got shit-faced and stayed up talking all night.” From there, the two collaborated on “One More,” which is still Olovsdotter’s favorite single to date. Her latest song “Love Me Badder,” from her new album Living Life Golden, is something a little different; it’s Olovsdotter’s first love song. “What’s cool about this album is that it’s not just for listening to in aerobics or 2 a.m. in the club. It could be played anywhere: Straight after dinner or in the background in the office, or H&M can fucking play it when people buy clothes. I did that kind of album because I wanted to. I felt like it was time.”