From the Beatles to Bowie to Madonna, metamorphosis has been an assumed component of pop stardom for decades, and the ability to transcend easy categorization has often been key to such artists’ success. So at a time when the speed of life is accelerating at an alarming rate, in a society where breaking down binaries … More »
Swedish pop warrior Tove Lo put out a new album, Sunshine Kitty, in the fall — don’t take her for granted! — and today she’s back with two new tracks. She made both with FINNEAS, aka Billie Eilish’s brother Finneas O’Connell, who shares credits on all of Eilish’s songs and has notched credits … More »
The streaming services are starting to figure something out: People like music. People also like to throw on things to watch casually in the background. That means we’re now getting Netflix-funded projects like Paul Thomas Anderson and Thom Yorke’s Anima short film, or like Beyoncé’s Coachella concert movie Homecoming. That’s only beginning. We’re going to … More »
One of the best Onion articles ever is headlined like so: “Marilyn Manson Now Going Door-To-Door Trying To Shock People.” This was early 2001, more than a year after Manson became a scapegoat for the Columbine massacre and still several months ahead of 9/11. Despite a disputed election that introduced everyone to the … More »
Tomorrow, the Swedish pop singer Tove Lo, a longtime favorite around these parts, will release her new album Sunshine Kitty, the follow-up to 2017’s Blue Lips. She’s already shared a couple of singers, including some big collabs: “Bad As The Boys,” with the Finnish pop star Alma, and “Really … More »
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Later this month, Tove Lo will follow up her 2017 LP Blue Lips, aka Lady Wood Phase II, with a new album called Sunshine Kitty. She’s already shared the anti-fuckboy anthem “Glad He’s Gone,” “Bad As The Boys” featuring Alma. and the electro-house-inspired “Jacques” with Jax Jones. Today, we … More »
Having mastered the art of infectious house beats, English producer Jax Jones continues to explore his collaborative penchant for songstress vocals in his newest track, “Jacques.” Engineering dance-floor hits like “Breathe” with Ina Wroldsen, “Instruction” with Demi Lovato, and “You Don’t Know Me” with RAYE, his latest single taps Swedish pop queen Tove Lo for a sultry club-steamer. “Jacques” will be featured on both Jones’ and Tove Lo’s respective album releases—Jones’ debut studio album Snacks (Supersize) due Sept. 6 and Tove Lo’s forthcoming album Sunshine Kitty due Sept. 20.
Flirtatious and seductive, “Jacques” weaves cheeky lyrics about a club fling into a minimalist production embellished by syncopated low synths and French one-liners. Designed with rhythmic ease and catchy vocals, the track combines Jax Jones’ signature house sound with Tove Lo’s party-girl persona into a delectable guilty-pleasure track.