Written by: Tove Lo and Oscar Holter
Produced by: Oscar Holter
Album: Lady Wood
UK release: November 2016
UK chart peak: –
88 days ago, when I started this godforsaken 100 Songs project with Tove Lo‘s Moments, I said that my favourite song of hers was a toss-up between that track and one other. Well, here it is.
A sparkling, euphoric pop gem about the inevitable suffering that comes with falling in love, True Disaster was released three years ago and after a few billion plays I still haven’t remotely tired of it. The enormous synths, the addictive hook, the breathless way she delivers “I’m gonna get hurt” in the middle-8…
Pop songs about falling for someone who might not give you a smooth ride are obviously very common, but when they’re right, Christ they’re good. This one is just magic.