Pop’s resident Cool Girl Tove Lo flirted with music’s latest subgenre, dark pop, and fell in love with it. If it wasn’t evident from her two previous Lady Wood bops, Tove has a taste for a little masochism and is channeling it through ridiculously lush pop songs.
“True Disaster” is the third song to be lifted from Tove’s forthcoming sophomore album, the aforementioned Lady Wood. The driving synth tips its hat to Kavinsky’s cult-favorite, “Nightcall.” It’s a sound Taylor Swift dabbled with on 2014′s “Style” and Carly Rae Jepsen brightly mastered in the pre-chorus of 2015′s “Making The Most Of The Night.” While Swift and Jepsen’s take a more positive approach, Tove Lo takes it down to woeful levels. It’s the internal monologue her character goes through when portraying the no-fucks-given person we met in Lady Wood’s first single, “Cool Girl.” She knows the human before her won’t do her any good, but they’re there, the pheromones are firing, and, well, the disaster is going to be slow burn ecstasy—much like the production of the song suggests.
Listen to “True Disaster” below. Lady Wood drops October 28.