Wednesday, January 24, 2018


You know what this January could use? A banger. An under-the-radar "wait a second this song is so good" bop. And guess what? I found it for you! Please start playing "Say My Name" in your headphones immediately as you read this.

Recently profiled in EW, Swedish singer Tove Styrke served as an opener on a few dates of Lorde's Melodrama tour, and when you hear her music, it's easy to understand why. Her particular brand of pop is bright and fun and the lyrics are pretty smart.

As per usual I am slightly behind on the uptake here, as this song (no, it's not a Destiny's Child cover) came out last summer. (Oops, I know.) It came up on one of my Spotify Discover playlists recently, and I've had it on heavy rotation ever since. When it first came on, I had one of those Who is this??? moments, and have been doing a not-that-deep dive on her ever since. (Tove was a contestant on the Swedish version of Idol years ago, amazingly, though she came in third!)

Ahh, Swedish pop, it's nice to have you back. Listen below and play it loud—you'll be dancing at your desk guaranteed.

"Say my name
wear it out like a sweater that you love 'cause I can't get enough when ya
Say my name"

Image credit: Emma Svensson / Entertainment Weekly