[Premiere] Swedish pop auteur LOVA shares new single “Jealous Of My Friends”

Sweden’s next great music export is 21-year-old singer/songwriter LOVA. Launching her project just two years ago, the pop auteur already has over 38 million+ streams to her name. Today she releases her latest single “Jealous Of My Friends,” which we’re premiering today.

Plucked guitars ring out in between strings and samples as LOVA yearns for companionship and confesses, “I’ve got to admit, a part of me is missing it.” The sparse sonic palette allows her enviably smooth delivery and lyricism to shine.

“’Jealous Of My Friends’ is the first song that will touch on the subject of love,” LOVA shares of the song. “For five years now, I’ve been avoiding everything that has to do with love. I’ve tricked myself into thinking that I’m better off without it—mostly because of fear. I think it’s fear of depending on someone and them depending on me, knowing that I can lose it at any second. I wrote the song at a time where pretty much all my friends were in relationships. I watched my friends be in love and be the happiest they’ve ever been. Obviously, I was super happy for them, but I also found myself being jealous. I was jealous that they dared to get out there and give love a chance, when I couldn’t. I still don’t know if I’m there yet, but writing about it is definitely a step in the right direction. I hope that this year can be the year when I give a part of me to someone else.”

For more music from LOVA head over to Spotify.