This past Friday presented a whirlwind of new music from many popular pop acts. From the likes of Katy Perry to Kim Petras, Charli XCX, Miley Cyrus, and so many others. Included in this slew of new music, Tove Lo released the debut single to her upcoming fourth album, Sunshine Kitty. According to an interview with Billboard, the new album gravitates around female power as she explores very real and vulnerable experiences. The exciting first taste of this new era is “Glad He’s Gone.”
“Glad He’s Gone” is a unique track as it seems to mesh together a chill, summer vibe in its production while maintaining energy and hyping up its listeners within Tove Lo’s lyrics. It is a song for all of us who have seen our closest friends go through a bad breakup with someone we never liked. In the first verse, the songstress sets the scene. She shows us the dynamic between her friend, who gives everything to please her boyfriend, and her boyfriend, who never seems satisfied in the relationship. She finishes the first verse, and detailed pre-chorus, with “I think you know it’s time to let go.”
We are then eased into a groovy chorus that consists of the catchy: “you’re better off / I’m glad that he’s gone.” On top of this catchy one-liner, Tove Lo reassures her friend that there is no need to cry and that she will be there to help get over the relationship all summer. She continues stating her love for her friend in the second verse, while not hesitating to also mention how the ex-boyfriend never truly loved her.
The song’s bridge is Tove Lo’s confession. She states that they always had one another as partners in crime. When this boyfriend had come, it did not only affect Tove’s friend, but it also affected her, as she sings: “…he ruined everything.”
“We’ve all been on both sides of the breakup pep talk with our friends and we all know how good it feels to get your partner in crime back when they finally leave that fuckboy (or girl!) behind,” Tove tweeted about the song.
Sunshine Kitty currently does not have a release date, however, “Glad He’s Gone” makes the anticipation for the album more exciting.