Music Tracks of the Week

Track of the Week // Tove Styrke “Borderline”

So sorry I haven’t done one of these in so long!! Truth is, although Wi-Fi is as common as anything throughout Asia, there is no guarantee that it will always work so attempting to stream music presented a real modern day hardship most of the times. Therefore, I’d been keeping track of all the new music I’d missed out during my travels for when I return to the UK, which I am now. Good to be back but I’d be lying through my teeth if I said I don’t miss the sunshine…

 

Anyway! One obvious stand-out track that I have just listened to now (and already hooked) is the lead single off Tove Styrke’s latest EP, Borderline released late last year, to be included in her upcoming sophomore album Kiddo.

Borderline-EP-4

This track comes with bags of attitude and fun wordplays. Indeed, this song’s got some of my favourite lyrics, like /I live my life in shackles but I’m borderline free, I used to be blind and I still can’t see/ . It’s clever but it’s cheeky, and it’s cute bouncing on and off the beats.

 

Tove and I actually go way back to my high school days when I used to follow the Idol franchise religiously. On her respective series, Tove merely lost out on the crown to a couple of dudes when she finished third but she has since been tipped by critics all over the world to be the one to watch. Well, if she was anything to write home about then, she certainly is the singer-songwriter everyone should be listening out for in 2015!!

This is not the everyday-Pop-diva Tove I remembered from some tired, rehashed-out reality show, in a surprisingly good way. This track shows that this Swedish powerhouse is capable of reinventing herself to stay fresh and exciting with impressive ease.

 

If you don’t know who Tove Styrke is yet, Borderline is definitely the song to get onboard her love train with!!

 

Love, Oliver

*Borderline – EP is available to download on iTunes here. New album Kiddo is due to release on 16/03.

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8 Comments

  • Reply
    amy lyons
    February 27, 2015 at 11:58 am

    ooh I love this post idea!! such a great song too, thank you for introducing it to me! xx

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      oliverinstead
      February 27, 2015 at 12:00 pm

      Oh cool, glad you like the song!! 😉

      Oliver x

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    Manchester Flick Chick (Chrissie)
    February 27, 2015 at 5:12 pm

    Such brilliant reggae tinged pop! Love the vid.

    • Reply
      oliverinstead
      February 27, 2015 at 5:18 pm

      I know! The song is brilliant but I actually think the video is even better… such a beautiful location. 😀

      Oliver x

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    Beckie
    February 27, 2015 at 8:12 pm

    Really great song! I like reading about music as not many people do that kind of thing!
    http://beckieione.blogspot.co.uk :)

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    Holly O'Boyle
    February 28, 2015 at 8:25 pm

    Aww yey!! I love a good music post – I always try and do one weekly, we’ll have to compare notes! 😉 I haven’t heard this before but will definitely check out more of her stuff… xx

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    cantswingacat
    March 1, 2015 at 7:54 pm

    Great idea & love the song. I’m so bad for listening to the same songs on repeat again and again so will add this to my Spotify…..and probably will just listen to this over and over again as well! Ha.

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      oliverinstead
      March 1, 2015 at 8:10 pm

      Yeah, I tend to do that… but I try to add new songs to my collection a few times a week so I don’t have to repeat that ONE track as much. lol Enjoy!!

      Oliver x

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