Even four months after putting out a full album like Sunshine Kitty, it looks like Tove Lo is very much still hard at work to give her fans some new music. On Wednesday (Jan. 15), Lo surprised fans when she dropped two brand new songs, “Bikini Porn” and “Passion and Pain Taste the Same When I’m Weak.”
While the two songs are almost polar opposites of one another (one fan described the juxtaposition as Lo releasing “a h– song and sad song togther”), the common thread is a production and writing credit on both from none other than Billie Eilish’s brother, Finneas.
On “Bikini Porn,” the hypnotic tropical beat and vocoder-filled backing follows Lo as she feels herself, both figuratively and literally, and encourages her lover to follow, singing, “All I do is drink champagne all day, all day, all day/ And I dance around my room naked, oh yeah, naked.”
Meanwhile, on “Passion and Pain,” the mood quickly shifts as the singer laments on a dark period in her relationship. “If you break my bones, I’mma hurt my soul, gonna f–k it out again and again,” she wails.
The following Friday (Jan. 17), Lo released her video for “Bikini Porn,” which mainly featured grainy film footage of the star prancing around a public pool, a parking lot, her home and basically everywhere else she could get to, all while in her favorite bikinis, before Finneas pulls in to pick her up for an Uber ride. Lo herself recognized that her fans probably knew what to expect with the video when she tweeted, “Anyone shocked it’s basically me running around in a bikini? Didnt think so.”
Check out both of Tove Lo’s new singles. along with her new video, below: