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Released: 2017

“Disco Tits” by Tove Lo is an uninhibited celebration of hedonism packed in upbeat, danceable pop music. It’s a vibrant, unapologetic declaration of primal desires and living in the moment, with references to sexual attraction and recreational drug use, presented with a sense of playful euphoria and individual emancipation.

The song opens with a casual interaction, “I say hi, you say hi”, setting a laid-back, mutual engagement tone. “We stay high” could be read as an allusion to the mind-altering, ecstatic state derived from drugs, a common motif in party culture and pop music. “You look so pretty, yeah” might be Tove appreciating a love interest or even herself, a raw, glam reflection of sexual desire.

“I’m sweat from head to toe, I’m wet through all my clothes, I’m fully charged, nipples are hard, Ready to go” is a bold admission of her stimulated state. She’s turned on, brimming with energy and anticipation, unafraid to express her physical arousal in graphic detail, a rare show of female sexual assertiveness in pop music.

Her declaration “No, I don’t, I don’t have a type” reveals an open, non-judgemental attitude towards her partners – a democratic approach to attraction that values the here-and-now over traditional ‘types’. “Take a hit, Come on over tonight, Take a hit” is an invitation for shared drug consumption, the ‘hit’ possibly denoting a dose of ecstasy or marijuana – popular party enhancers.

“You can follow my bloodstream, wild, No, I don’t have a type” could be her asking the partner to join her in this liberated, high-energy journey. It reaffirms her open-minded approach towards her partners and possibly symbolizes the shared intimacy of recreational drug use.

The lines “Live life now, peakin’ on top, So wild now, I’m high as fuck, Don’t look down” are a daredevil celebration of being in the zenith of exhilaration and choosing to ride high on life’s wave with reckless abandon.

“You think I’m drunk now, but I am not, You’re so pretty, come roll with me, I’m ’bout to get down, I’m high as fuck, I’m no chemist, but it’s good shit” is Tove playfully rejecting assumed drunkenness and inviting her admirer to join her in euphoria. The reference to ‘chemist’ and ‘good shit’ likely points to the recreational drugs that fuel the night’s pleasure, another wink to the pulsating, hedonist nightlife culture.

By the end, “Got good shit, what is it? No chemist, still want that magic, yeah” re-emphasises Tove’s desire for the intoxicating, ecstatic ‘magic’ that amplifies her libidinous energy. Importantly, it’s not just the substance but the passionate experience it brings she yearns for, the ‘good shit’ in life.

Altogether, “Disco Tits” is a sparkly, no-holds-barred anthem of hedonism, fluid sexual desire, and unbound euphoria that speaks volumes about Tove Lo’s bold narrative in the pop ethos.

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