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Tove Lo's "I Like U" is not reciprocated.

Updated: Jul 10, 2023


Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, pink jacket, nose ring
Tove Lo

Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson, known professionally as Tove Lo, is a Swedish singer and songwriter. She is known for her raw, grunge-influenced take on pop music. She is called "Sweden's darkest pop export". The artist is big on philanthropy and dedicated a part of the proceeds from her song "Talking Bodies" to The Trevor Project, the leading suicide prevention organization for the LGBTQ+ community.


"I like u" has simple, straightforward lyrics alongside an electro-pop-based background score. The track gives off a party vibe but falls flat. The lyrics, "You say, "Sorry, I'm taken. Walk away with a smile, I know I'm not mistaken. You're the love of my life" depict the singer pursuing a relationship with someone who is already in a committed relationship with someone else. The lilting in the chorus is trance-inducing. And even though the melody starts out playful and uplifting, the beats disappoint. They feel uninteresting and unoriginal. Soft, smooth vocals and candid lines redeem the song.


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