Tove Lo faces a relationship’s inevitable implosion with a shrug on “True Disaster.” “Give zero fucks about it, I know I’m gonna get hurt,” she sings, before inviting the pain: “come on.” The track channels 1980s pop touchstones like the Miami Vice soundtrack with an imperious, slow-rolling beat, heavily armored synthesizers and a gummy, battering ram hook.
“True Disaster” is slated to appear on Tove Lo’s forthcoming second album, Lady Wood. According to a statement from the singer, the record is divided into two sections, “Fairy Dust” and “Fire Fade,” that are designed to mimic “the emotional curves I go through when I’m chasing any kind of rush.” “True Disaster” is part of the first half, which captures the moment “when the adrenaline starts to kick in. It gives you butterflies. It’s that tingling sensation of sex.” During the “Fire Fade” portion of the record, “You feel a little bit uneasy,” Lo suggests. ” And you really want to chase that first feeling again.”
Tove Lo released her debut album, Queens of the Clouds, in 2014. The single “Habits (Stay High)” climbed to No. 3 on the Hot 100. Since that success, she’s appear on tracks by Years & Years, Adam Lambert, Coldplay, Nick Jonas, Broods, and Flume. Her collaboration with Flume, “Say It,” recently debuted at No. 60 on the Hot 100.