SINGLE REVIEW: Tove Styrke – YouYouYou 

Tove Styrke is here to remind you that she still knows how to have you flocking to the dance floor. Ahead of her fourth studio album ‘HARD’ which is slated for a June 3 release, the Swedish singer-songwriter is ready for you to let go of all your inhibitions and let out all your emotions through a glittery 3 minute disco-pop track.

‘YouYouYou’ is flawless from start to finish, and will bring you back to her 2018 pop-tastic record ‘Sway’. Sonically reminiscent of Zara Larsson and Dua Lipa, the song opens with her vocals echoing over light synthesiser. Gradually building up to the anthemic chorus, 80’s drums welcomes this colourful synth explosion that will have you ready to spin around on the dance floor and aggressively throw your hands in the air as you passionately scream along to the hook. 

The dramatic yet romantic song looks at saying goodbye to someone and eventually moving on from them, but still holding onto a piece of them in your heart. It’s the way that you can acknowledge you weren’t meant to be together, but you can still love them for what it was. Capturing that light and shade, there is a playful tone that shines through lyrically that is then complemented by the disco inspired production. “If I saw your face I’d have a heart attack. I’m not trying to say that I want you back” she honestly admits before later proclaiming “It’s you you you on my mind”. 

‘YouYouYou’ is THAT pop song. And from the very first listen you will be captivated and obsessed by the cathartic feeling it evokes.