I have a giant soft spot for Tove Lo, and I was more than excited to see she had a new release. 'Cool Girl' was inspired by the film/book 'Gone Girl' and the monologue talking all about the sacrifices the protagonist had to make in order to be a cool wife. Tove Lo wrote a great commentary on that situation, and I think introducing these ideas into fairly mainstream house beats will do the world a lot of good.
In an interview with Rolling Stone, Tove Lo discusses all of this:
"She's gone full psycho, and she's sitting there talking about 'He wanted a cool girl, so I ate pizza. I drank beer. I made a size two. I didn't give a fuck that he checked out other women.' I was thinking about it, and it's really true. Why do we try to be someone we're not to make someone love us? Would you want to fake yourself for the rest of your life? That's fucked up. Even though she's creepy, I kind of thought it was funny that it's just very common to see that."
I'm really hoping this message isn't lost on the world and I'm really glad Tove Lo latched on to this. I'm so sick of seeing girls muffle their personality of not speak up when stuff bothers them, just so they can seem accommodating and cool and low key. Fuck that. Good for Tove Lo, and let's all hope she keeps it up with sweet songs with killer messages.
What we're listening to.