In between unexpected singles (“Bikini Porn”), collaborations (“Calling On Me” with Sean Paul), and cover (“I’m Coming”), Tove Lo is still promoting her 2019 album, Sunshine Kitty. So far, 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. Today, to help make the quarantine a little better, Tove shared her lyric video for “Mateo.”
Out of all the tracks on Tove’s new album, “Mateo” is among the closest to being a ballad. The escalating vocal riff and production come off as more energized, but Tove paints an image of a man she perceives as out of her league. A pre-chorus about pretty girls moves the song in a moodier direction. It then launches into a chorus calling out to the man Tove longs for, the vocal melody taking on a Latin flavor. It’s an emotional, mid-tempo ballad. But if the “Gritty Pretty” intro was any indication, maybe Mateo isn’t worth her time after all?
Throughout the lyric video, Tove dances to the music regardless of where she is. If you’ve seen her other lyric videos – like that for “Are U Gonna Tell Her?” – then you may recognize some of the locations. Tove dances in front of a stained glass window, by a green tile wall, in a cathedral, and out on a rural street at night. It’s one of her more serious performances, transmitting the moody vibe of the song well. And, karaoke style, the words appear below so you can sing along.
Watch the lyric video for “Mateo” below:
If you loved the “Mateo” lyric video, you should make one too! No, really. Tove shared the following message today:
I heard you babes 🌟 NEW LYRIC VIDEO FOR MATEO OUT NOW 🌟 But I wanna make one with you guys in it too! SO it’s time to put on the karaoke number of your lifetime! Lip sync, dance, pose, do whatever feels cool to #Mateo. I’ll make one too and we’ll be in this video together while apart 🙂 Anything goes, just film horizontally and practice social distancing while shooting. Link to submit your video is in the bio, and deadline is May 25th. Post, tag me, and #ToveLoQuarantineKaraoke your vids too and I’ll share!
“Mateo” appears on Tove Lo’s new album, Sunshine Kitty, released last September. You can stream or buy the album from all the major music providers here.
Enjoy the new lyric video for “Mateo,” and don’t forget to check out Tove Lo’s recent album, Sunshine Kitty, out now. Keep checking back here for all the latest Tove Lo music news.