This is quite a coup for Urban Cone. They’ve been building their name on the Swedish circuit for five years but have never garnered the attention of many of their fellow countrymen, so to nab possibly Sweden’s biggest star right now to feature on their new single must have set their hearts racing. Fresh from her success at the Swedish Grammis, Tove Lo duets with lead singer Emil Gustafsson on Come Back To Me, which they wrote together. It’s a jaunty indie tune reminiscent of Belle & Sebastian or fellow Swedes I’m From Barcelona, but is given extra depth by Tove Lo’s sultry vocals. It will feature on Urban Cone’s upcoming second album Polaroid Memories, and they’re joining her on her upcoming European tour. I wonder if the boys from Disclosure have seen the artwork, though?
January has been a pretty stunning month for new Scandi music, so here’s our roundup of the best of the month. The Soundcloud list is pretty comprehensive, but criminally Zhala’s brilliant Aerobic Lambada is absent from YouTube.
Of course by now Tove Lo needs no introduction, after her mammoth hit Habits (Stay High) and her recent guest vocal on Alesso’s Heroes. However, whether she will have another hit to match that or fall victim to the same assumption that Europeans are one hit wonders from which so many of her peers have suffered is yet to be seen. But now she’s back with one of the highlights from her album Queen of the Clouds, out pretty much everywhere except for the UK, where it might possibly land before armageddon. The video opens, unexpectedly, in a scene that reminds us of Lars von Trier’s Dogville, albeit minus the harrowing figurine smashing, before Tove heads to the club and meets a bad boy. Check out the lustful, law breaking video below.