Swedish singer and song writer Tove Lo has quite a few underrated records. I particularly like “Not On Drugs” and “My Gun.” She’s back with another good one, “Sadder Badder Cooler.” Nice music video. A bunny gives her a sword and she uses it to murder all of her ex boyfriends. Good times.
I like this record, but its producers, The Monsters & Strangerz, made a mistake. The chorus consists of two parts. The first is more subdued and Perry sings in her lower register. For the second part, she repeats the melody an octave higher and really lets it rip. That second part is a tour de force, but it’s dispensed too early and too often. The repeated chorus is copied and pasted throughout the record and by the time you hear it for the fourth time, it’s been run into the ground. The first three choruses should have remained toned down, each a little different from the other in some way. The song’s finale is when you unleash the more intense chorus. When re-listening, it would create some anticipation and it would leave the listener wanting more instead of being tired of it already. BTW, quite the turd of a music video.
I’m not so into country music and yes, this song is a bit corny. But I think this track does what country music is supposed to do. This covid-19 thing is awful and singing along with a good ol’ boy while he sings the blues is an American tradition and I like it. By the way, I’d like to know exactly what it is that Luke Combs.