Tove Lo is all a guy could ever want; Zayn is happy to be scruffy
TRACK OF THE WEEK Tove Lo - Cool Girl
Self-knowing and referential, Tove Lo is one of the few pop stars who can sing “I roll my eyes at you, boy” and make it sound like a come-on. In this song, she sings that she’s all a guy could ever want, while still mocking the idea of a ‘cool girl’ who is totally constructed around their beau’s expectations, y’know?
Hero of the Week
is Dinah Fifth Harmony. She defended her bandmate Normani who had been on the receiving end of abuse on Twitter. Dinah wrote: “Over the past 48 hours, I have heard and seen too much over an issue that is so small, but yet has become so big. With all the pain in the world right now, it shocks me each and every day that people still devote their time to bringing others down other than lifting them up . It does not make you” cool” . It does not make you “clever”. It makes you a damn coward, nothing less.”
told GQ about his style inspiration. “It’s about being happy to look a bit scruffy. I just got into the whole rock sort of feel to clothes - big boots, skinny jeans, and dark T-shirt, and rings. Just the grungy feel.”
Zero of the Week
is touring, Piers from Rudimental told the Evening Standard. It’s disconnected from reality, he says. “You never get the chance to wash your own clothes, cook for yourself. Or do simple things. You miss your family. I miss playing football on a Sunday morning with mates and venting that frustration on a striker.”
And before we go,
a little Electric Picnic reccie from Pop
Corner: Stick by the main stage and check out NAO (her killer album is on Spotify), Years and Years (of course), the 1975’s new pop set and give it socks to LCD Soundsystem. Once you’re done there, then mosey to see the mega-fun Booka Brass Band on the Other Voices stage.