Nelly Furtado, Tove Lo & SG Lewis – Love Bites

Nelly Furtado has a new hit on her hands, this time as a collaboration with Tove Lo and SG Lewis. Released on May 22, “Love Bites” proves once again why Furtado is such a namesake in pop music. The single arrived just in time for summer and is the perfect song to get people on their feet and dancing.

Furtado is not the only one who shines in “Love Bites,” and Tove Lo’s iconic voice is perfectly at home on the upbeat track that was produced by Lewis. All three artists are co-writers of the song, which explains why it plays so well into their individual strengths and is a seamless collaboration. Furtado and Tove Lo’s voices blend so well together, that it’s a wonder how these two iconic pop voices have never collaborated before.

The beat of “Love Bites” is infectious, never overtaking the song but never hidden behind vocals. There is something special about the way listening to “Love Bites” transports you to a different era of music without feeling like a nostalgia track. Perhaps it is the way the tempo and Lewis’ production resemble past club bangers, or maybe it is the fact Furtado is one of the queens of 2000s pop music and Tove Lo could arguably be one of the most underrated pop queens of the 2010s.

In the song, Furtado sings most of each verse with Tove Lo harmonizing with her at the end of certain lines, while Tove Lo sings a majority of the chorus. This back and-forth as they sing about being drawn to someone effectively heightens the song’s addictive nature.

Yeah, I can tell it from your mouth that you/ You got the devil in your eyes, so I’m/ Not gonna waste all of my time on ya/ You should know that I can turn on a dime/ I want your body all mine/ Boy, you’re looking too fine/ The way your love bites/ Got me dreamin’ ’bout that/ Time left your mark on my mind/ Give me more of that kind/ The way your love bites/ Got me dreamin’ ’bout ‘cha,” the two sing in “Love Bites.”

There is not a music video for “Love Bites,” but an official visualizer was released alongside the song. The visualizer features heavy red and black imagery, and Furtado and Tove Lo sing along to the lyrics with Lewis appearing sporadically.

Whether you’re out for a summer drive or are looking to hit the dance floor, “Love Bites” offers listeners a healthy and much-needed dose of escapism.