Continuing our double bill of the two Swedish artists (read about Tove Lo’s contribution here) on the Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1 soundtrack, we’ve arrived with newcomer XOV. We wrote about Boys Don’t Cry a couple of weeks ago, and while we weren’t enormous fans, we could certainly see potential. And it’s good to see that XOV has lived up to his potential with Animal. Comparisons with The Weeknd are inevitable but that’s not a bad thing (if we gloss over the rampant accusations of misogyny for the latter, anyway). This is a bold piece of groovy R&B and can only do stellar things for XOV’s budding career.