Calling out to all Tove Lo lovers! Your favourite Swedish pop star has gone and recorded the soundtrack for “The Divergent Series: Allegiant” and the tune is amazing!
It’s about damn time we heard some new music from Lo. Although there is no new album from the singer, she does provide fans with the perfect treat in the form of a brand new single “Scars”, the lead track from the Allegiant movie soundtrack.
“Scars” is not the first song that Lo has written for a film franchise’s soundtrack. Her other song “Scream My Name” was on the soundtrack for “The Hunger Games: Mockingjay Part 1”. She also shares writing credits with fellow Swedish hit-maker Max Martin on Ellie Goulding’s international pop mega-hit “Love Me Like You Do” which appeared on the “Fifty Shades of Grey” soundtrack.
Hauntingly beautiful, “Scars” starts with a solid vocal delivery from Lo with little to no distractions in the background. As the song builds, so does the soft beats that eases us into the anthemic chorus. We can already imagine it playing for any slow motion scene in Allegiant.
Just like the movie, the song is about being broken down but rising above in spite of the suffering one has had to endure. “Know they’re cutting you deep/ Feel the scars in your sleep/ What didn’t kill us made us stronger/ Stories left on our skin/ Wear them with everything/ What didn’t kill us made us stronger,” she sings the chorus.
Co-penned by Jakob Jerlström and Ludvig Söderberg, we feel that “Scars” could have easily blended in with the tracks on her previous album, “Queen Of The Clouds”. Though slightly darker than Goulding’s “Love Me Like You Do” and lighter than Lo’s recent radio hit “Talking Body”, this mid-tempo electric pop tune could be the next crossover smash, if given the right push.
“I was more upbeat, but I’m not anymore. I’ve been on the road writing all these super happy dance jams but it’s turned back into darker stuff lately. It’s going to be a similar vibe to “Queen Of The Clouds” where maybe the music feels happier than the lyrics actually are. There’s that double thing I love to play with,” said Lo in regards to her upcoming album that she’s currently working on.
Hopefully “Scars” is a sneak peek of things to come. Listen to the encouraging track below:
“The Divergent Series: Allegiant” opens in theatres on 18th March 2016.