Tove Lo is a Swedish artist, but surprisingly, she’s never written a song in her native language. And she still hasn’t, but we’re one step closer with her new cover. She translated fellow Swedish artist Veronica Maggio’s 2011 hit single “Jag Kommer” into English, and today fans can hear Tove’s version as “I’m Coming.” Tove recorded it in Spotify’s headquarter studios in Stockholm for their new “Studio It’s Hits,” a playlist recently launched in the Nordics.
While Veronica’s original version is punchy pop, Tove’s cover starts off more ethereal. Early on we hear a reference to Queen Of The Clouds, Tove’s debut album – perhaps that record’s title came from this song? A drum beat and throbbing synth tether the heavenly song, but it’s still allowed to soar. “I’m Coming” is blissful pop about falling in love, and it reminds us of Tove’s earliest songs.
Tove shared a message about her choice to translate and cover the song:
This is a special one for me because it’s my English cover of one of my all time favorite Swedish songs, Jag Kommer, by badass queen @veronicamaggio. It’s the soundtrack to so many of my memories. I’ve always been so impressed with Veronica’s way with words. I could never write in swedish the way she can. It’s the perfect mix of poetic, “everyday romance” and making the Swedish summer time feel epic and melancholic all at once. I hope my translation does it justice Veronica 🙂 Tack vackra du för den här låten!!
Listen to Tove’s “I’m Coming” cover below:
You can stream “I’m Coming” on Spotify now.
Tove Lo also shared a small glimpse into the recording of “I’m Coming”:
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Only fitting to record a cover of a Swedish love song with Swedes I love….at @SpotifySweden 💙💛 Tusen tack @elviraanderfjard, @gustavwv, @callmesalo, & @hovis for bringing your magic to #ImComing, and endless kärlek @veronicamaggio for this love banger of an anthem 🙏 Tag someone this song makes you think of, and non Swedes do yourselves a favor and listen to #JagKommer too!
More From Tove Lo
Last September, Tove dropped her fourth studio album, Sunshine Kitty. It’s launched the singles “Glad He’s Gone,” the Alma-assisted “Bad As The Boys,” “Jacques” with Jax Jones, “Really Don’t Like U” featuring Kylie Minogue, “Sweettalk My Heart,” “Are U Gonna Tell Her?” with MC Zaac, and “Equally Lost” featuring Doja Cat. You can stream or buy Sunshine Kitty from all the major music providers here.
Tove has since released a few non-album singles. In January we got “Bikini Porn,” which came with a b-side, “Passion And Pain Taste The Same When I’m Weak.” Then we got “Calling On Me,” a collaboration with rapper Sean Paul.
This May, Tove will go on a short tour of the southeastern USA, with northeastern dates in June. Then, from July through September, Tove will tour across Europe. Check out all the dates and find tickets now.
Enjoy Tove’s English-language “I’m Coming”! Keep checking back here for all the latest Tove Lo music news.
Before you go, check out Veronica Maggio’s original Swedish recording of “Jag Kommer” below:
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