There must be something in the water in Sweden judging by the consistently amazing pop stars they’ve created. A former Swedish Idol contestant, Tove is back with her second album and first worldwide release too.
Like Robyn and Annie, Tove makes punchy, quirky pop music with a fervour that would make any other pop star jealous.
There’s a rebellious streak here too, most noticeable on 'Even If I’m Loud Doesn’t Mean I’m Talking To You' an insanely catchy girl-punk anthem that’s all processed guitars and shouty vocals. It is definitely becoming my ‘stop staring at me on the train’ song. Lead single 'Ego' is practically an anti-ballad with biting lyrics and an effortlessly cool chorus to boot.
Although a few of these tracks tread similar ground to her contemporaries, Kiddo still has more oomph over its 12 tracks than what most artists fit into their career. Sweden, you’ve done it again.
Kiddo is out this Friday June 12.