Tove Lo Rallied All Her Fans for a ‘Mateo’ Quarantine Video

Since Tove Lo can’t travel the world to meet her fans in person, she decided to cast them all in her newest video.

Edited by Garrett Guidera, the “Mateo” visual arrives today off Tove Lo’s 2019 album, Sunshine Kitty, and invites nearly 1,000 people to sing along to its lyrics. Much like Charli XCX’s “Forever” or Kim Petras’ “Malibu,” it’s a snapshot of this strange, isolating time when we’re connected mostly through the internet — and our love of music.

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“Since Sunshine Kitty was released, ‘Mateo’ has been a fan favorite,” Tove Lo says of the “Karaoke Video,” which features people dancing in the woods, showers and bedrooms. You’ll also see cameos from famous collaborators/friends like ALMA, Pabllo Vittar and Kah-Lo. “I always knew I wanted to do a visual for it.”

In March, Tove Lo says her team shot the “Mateo” lyric video at a venue in Manchester, called Albert Hall — right before they had to cancel all European shows and fly home because of COVID-19. “So much of the last few months has been about what can’t happen,” she continues, adding that “doing the quarantine karaoke challenge was a way to still connect with my fans and give everyone something to safely do while locked down. I was so overwhelmed by all the submissions.”

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Even under such extreme restrictions, Tove Lo has been notably busy in quarantine, from her DJ debut this spring at PAPER x Club Quarantine to, more recently, performing “sadder badder cooler” on The Late Show With Stephen Colbert. With just a white wall, some projections and a microphone, the pop star proved why she’s one of the most electric contemporary acts. “Why am I cooler than you?” she asks on the Sunshine Kitty single, though we have some answers.

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She also accomplished perhaps the most impossible of feats in quarantine… and in life: love, but not just love, marriage. Over the weekend, Tove Lo revealed that she married Swedish singer/songwriter Charlie Twaddle. “WHAT!? I’m a wifey!!!” she wrote on Instagram. “I never thought I would get married but then I met you Charlie. Thank you for making me the happiest I’ve ever been. You’re my person.”

Stream “Mateo” off Sunshine Kitty by Tove Lo, below.

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Tove Lo – bitches (Remix) lyrics

(feat. Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant & ALMA)

[SNIPPET LYRICS]

[Chorus: Tove Lo & Charli XCX, & Both]
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night
Like that
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But I tell ’em and they do what I like
Why?

[Outro: Tove Lo]
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night

Tove Lo – bad days lyrics

[Verse 1]
You used to love me on my bad days
When the sun wouldn’t come out
When I was cold to make a statement
And wait for you to figure out

[Pre-Chorus 1]
Why what you said just a minute ago
Triggered feelings from before
From that time you don’t remember
Well I forgot, but can’t let go

[Chorus]
If it was easy, I’d forget about you, baby
But I never really understood
How people move on from a heart to love another
Oh, if I could, I would
If it was easy, I’d forget about you, baby
But I never really understood
How people move on from a heart to love another
Oh, if I could, I would

[Verse 2]
I picked at all that I could think of
I guess I picked that up from you
No one could make me feel so useless
I know I did it to you too

[Pre-Chorus 2]
Why cut so deep every word that we speak?
Triggers shit we never thought
I still remember all the good times
If not, I recreate ’em all

[Chorus]
If it was easy, I’d forget about you, baby
But I never really understood
How people move on from a heart to love another
Oh, if I could, I would
If it was easy, I’d forget about you, baby
But I never really understood
How people move on from a heart to love another
Oh, if I could, I would

[Post-Chorus]
If I could, I would
Oh, if I could, I would

[Bridge]
Yeah, I try
But we’re in the same crowd
Always at the same scene
So I don’t know how
I’m supposed to act fine
When we used to be burning love
That died
Colder than ice
Why am I surprised?
But I guess that’s how
I guess that’s how we do it now

[Chorus]
If it was easy, I’d forget about you, baby
But I never really understood
How people move on from a heart to love another
Oh, if I could, I would
If it was easy, I’d forget about you, baby
But I never really understood
How people move on from a heart to love another
Oh, if I could, I would
If I could, I would

Tove Lo – bitches lyrics

[Verse 1]
Appreciate it
Touch me like you know what you do and what you don’t
But I’m feeling jaded
Know your own love, I don’t fuck with no glove
So why complicate it?
Let me be your guide when you eat my pussy out
‘Cause I’ve had one or two, even a few
Yeah, more than you

[Pre-Chorus]
All the girls stare at me, drop lip
Dripping in harmony, like fifth
Lay ’em down, feel ’em up
And they slide away, so easy

[Chorus]
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But I tell ’em and they do what I like
Why
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But I tell ’em and they do what I like
Why

[Verse 2]
They can’t fake it
Drying off the seat when they getting up to leave
So (wet) they get noticed
I’m better if they blunt, I don’t really wanna hunt
So why complicate it?
I call it respect when you givin’ what you get
So, baby, spread your legs
I’ll do the same
Already coming

[Pre-Chorus]
All the girls stare at me, drop lip
Dripping in harmony, like fifth
Lay ’em down, feel ’em up
And they slide away, so easy

[Chorus]
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night
(Give me what I want for the night)
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But I tell ’em and they do what I like
(Bitches doin’ what I want, yeah)
Why
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But I tell ’em and they do what I like
Why
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night
(What I want for the night)
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But I tell ’em and they do what I like
Why

[Outro]
Bitches, I don’t trust ’em
But they give me what I want for the night

Tove Lo – cycles lyrics

[Verse 1]
What’s your name?
I can tell you our story before we get into the game
We fall head over heels over night
See my face in your future
I’m in your future, in your nights, mmm
We’re intense
In a lip-lock, now 24/7, don’t want it to end
But reality’s waitin’, they say better come up for air soon
Yeah, come up for air soon
Make a change, mmm

[Pre-Chorus]
Fallin’ again, and don’t understand
Never my plan, nah

[Chorus]
I’m in a cycle
Yeah, I admit it
How can I change it when I don’t know when I’m in it?
I’m in a cycle
Swear this is different
Don’t wanna end it, if you leave then I keep spinnin’
My life’s a cycle
Don’t mean we ain’t true
Just ’cause I talk about the things I’ve done before you
I’m in a cycle
Swear this is different
Don’t wanna end it, if you leave then I keep spinnin’

[Verse 2]
You’re afraid (yeah)
The way I love you now and my love in the past are the same
And the things that I say are exactly what I used to tell them
And that really hurts me, but I know, mmm

[Pre-Chorus]
Fallin’ again, and don’t understand
Never my plan, no

[Chorus]
I’m in a cycle
Yeah, I admit it
How can I change it when I don’t know when I’m in it?
I’m in a cycle
Swear this is different
Don’t wanna end it, if you leave then I keep spinnin’
My life’s a cycle
Don’t mean we ain’t true
Just ’cause I talk about the things I’ve done before you
I’m in a cycle
Swear this is different
Don’t wanna end it, if you leave then I keep spinnin’

[Bridge]
Guess I’m romantic in a way
Why don’t you catch me when I sway?
‘Cause when my heart falls out of place
I know (oh, oh, oh)

[Chorus]
I’m in a cycle
Yeah, I admit it
How can I change it when I don’t know when I’m in it?
I’m in a cycle
Swear this is different
Don’t wanna end it, if you leave then I keep spinnin’
My life’s a cycle
Don’t mean we ain’t true
Just ’cause I talk about the things I’ve done before you
I’m in a cycle
Swear this is different
Don’t wanna end it, if you leave then I keep spinnin’

Tove Lo – don’t ask don’t tell lyrics

[Verse 1]
I’m curious to know who you are
Know what turns you on, turns you off
Know we’re not kids anymore
Know we’ve both been here before
These butterflies scare me to death
Feel them beating out of my chest
Make me come, come so alive
And go with your moves through the night

[Pre-Chorus]
We’ve both seen the world
Live and learn
Don’t know what you heard
But it, but it can’t be worse than I know
We’ve both seen the world
Live and learn
Don’t know what you heard
But it, but it can’t be worse than I know

[Chorus]
And baby, don’t ask, then don’t tell
Already know you’re fucked up
And it’s cool with me
My past and don’t ask and don’t tell
No need to share too much
Come on, let it be, ah (and baby)

[Verse 2]
Experienced in more than one way
Whatever I need, you got me
Whisper dirty things that we like
Images stuck on my mind

[Pre-Chorus]
We’ve both seen the world
Live and learn
Don’t know what you heard
But it, but it can’t be worse than I know
We’ve both seen the world
Live and learn
Don’t know what you heard
But it, but it can’t be worse than I know

[Chorus]
And baby, don’t ask, then don’t tell
Already know you’re fucked up
And it’s cool with me
My past and don’t ask and don’t tell
No need to share too much
Come on, let it be, ah (and baby)

[Bridge]
There’s nothing I don’t wanna know, yeah
And I don’t believe in lies
Baby, we’re so good together
Does it matter what we hide?

[Chorus]
And baby, don’t ask, then don’t tell
Already know you’re fucked up
And it’s cool with me
My past and don’t ask and don’t tell
No need to share too much
Come on, let it be, ah (and baby)
Don’t ask, then don’t tell
Already know you’re fucked up
And it’s cool with me
My past and don’t ask and don’t tell
No need to share too much
Come on, let it be, ah (and baby)

Tove Lo – hey you got drugs? lyrics

[Verse 1]
Two years of change
Now they say never change, never did
Keep up with me for a night
Think you’re free? I don’t quit
Come on my sweet escape for a while just to try it on
I’m dancin’ away well it’s all fun and games ’til its not

[Chorus]
We don’t wanna go home
(Better dance for us)
You’re fucked but, oh, you’re so fun
(How you holding up?)
I don’t know tomorrow
(If it comes or not)
But I promise for life you can brag ’bout tonight
You all save that night for me
You all save that night for me
You all save that night for me
And I ain’t never gonna go home

[Verse 2]
Ten years of highs just for fun
Now to hide ’til I’m caught
Pain from the past like a small piece of glass in my heart
This should be the time of my life
You fucking made it your deal, your deal
And I keep dancin’ away
‘Cause it’s all fun and games ’til its real

[Chorus]
We don’t wanna go home
(Better dance for us)
You’re fucked but, oh, you’re so fun
(How you holding up?)
I don’t know tomorrow
(If it comes or not)
But I promise for life you can brag ’bout tonight
You all save that night for me
You all save that night for me
You all save that night for me
And I ain’t never gonna go home

[Bridge]
Hey, you got drugs?
Just need a pick-me-up only for tonight
Don’t tell anyone I was with ya
Yeah, it’s good stuff, but I’m resistant now
Take it if you want
Think I’m falling out of my feelings

[Chorus]
We don’t wanna go home
(Better dance for us)
You’re fucked but, oh, you’re so fun
(How you holding up?)
I don’t know tomorrow
(If it comes or not)
But I promise for life you can brag ’bout tonight
You all save that night for me
You all save that night for me
You all save that night for me
And I ain’t never gonna go home
Go home

[Outro]
Hey, you got drugs?
Just need a pick-me-up only for tonight
Don’t tell anyone I was with ya
Yeah it’s good stuff but I’m resistant now
Take it if you want
Think I’ve fallen out of my feelings
Hey, you got drugs?
Just need a pick-me-up only for tonight
Don’t tell anyone I was with ya
Yeah it’s good stuff but I’m resistant now
Take it if you want
Think I’ve fallen out of my feelings
Hey, you got drugs?
Just need a pick-me-up only for tonight
Don’t tell anyone I was with ya
Yeah it’s good stuff but I’m resistant now
Take it if you want
Think I’ve fallen out of my feelings
Hey, you got drugs?
Just need a pick-me-up only for tonight
Don’t tell anyone I was with ya
Yeah it’s good stuff but I’m resistant now
Take it if you want
Think I’ve fallen out of my feelings

Tove Lo – romantics lyrics

(feat. Daye Jack)

[Chorus: Tove Lo]
We could be romantics for life
Go wild with our scars unhealed
Ooh, ooh
We could be romantics for life
Like drugs make us feel unreal
Ooh, ooh

[Verse 1: Daye Jack]
Uh, uh, uh
A long way from home met this girl caught my sight
She walk in with a storm cloud, eyes like lightning
Hair like the sun, butterflies been risin’
Swayin’ in the grass, then we probably should light it
Tell me, do you got the lighter that I gave ya?
Smoke a little somethin’ ’til the doubt subsidin’
I don’t wanna feel regret, just imagine (imagine)

[Chorus: Tove Lo & Daye Jack]
We could be romantics for life
Go wild with our scars unhealed
Ooh, ooh
We could be romantics for life
Like drugs make us feel unreal
Ooh, ooh
(We could be romantics)

[Verse 2: Tove Lo]
They talk a lot, don’t they?
‘Bout your life
They talk a lot, don’t they?
Why, are you tired?
It’s none of their business who we love
Drinking, destructive kind, fill me up
Holding me down in my seat
Tell me, I know what you need
I know your head makes you lie, oh

[Chorus: Tove Lo & Daye Jack]
‘Cause we could be romantics for life
Go wild with our scars unhealed
Ooh, ooh
We could be romantics for life
Like drugs make us feel unreal (unreal)
Ooh, ooh

[Outro: Tove Lo & Daye Jack]
(‘Cause we could be)
We could be real
We could be real
(We could)
(Drugs make us feel)
We could be real
We could be real
We could be romantics
(Drugs make us feel, drugs make us feel unreal)

Autotune’s really fun

Tove Lo – shedontknowbutsheknows lyrics

[Verse 1]
Hanging by the bar at sunrise
With our bodies talking
Hooked up last week, had a good time
So I regret nothing

[Pre-Chorus 1]
I see her come close, ooh
I wonder what you told her to make her stay

[Chorus]
Oh she don’t know what you did when ya come back home
Oh she don’t know what you’re doin’ out all night long
Oh she don’t know all the photos you’ve (got) in your phone
But she knows (she knows, she knows)
She’d rather smile and pretend with ya than let go
Oh she don’t know what you’re doin’ out all night long
Oh she don’t know all the photos you’ve (got) in your phone
But she knows (she knows, she knows)

[Verse 2]
Blaming me for all her sadness
Didn’t know ’bout you two
Don’t see why I’m dragged into it
This whole thing is on you

[Pre-Chorus 2]
I see her heart break, ooh
Still she’s keeping face
Need it to make her stay

[Chorus]
Oh she don’t know what you did when ya come back home
Oh she don’t know what you’re doin’ out all night long
Oh she don’t know all the photos you’ve (got) in your phone
But she knows (she knows, she knows)
She’d rather smile and pretend with ya than let go
Oh she don’t know what you’re doin’ out all night long
Oh she don’t know all the photos you’ve (got) in your phone
But she knows (she knows, she knows)

[Bridge]
Don’t even bother with your lies
Won’t let you see her when she cries
Go on live happy in denial

[Chorus]
Oh she don’t know what you did when ya come back home
Oh she don’t know what you’re doin’ out all night long
Oh she don’t know all the photos you’ve (got) in your phone
But she knows (she knows, she knows)
She’d rather smile and pretend with ya than let go
Oh she don’t know what you’re doin’ out all night long
Oh she don’t know all the photos you’ve (got) in your phone
But she knows (she knows, she knows)

Tove Lo – stranger lyrics

[Verse 1]
Fading out, that’s my way of life
Losing high when the beat goes down
Take me now, take me to a place we’re alone, we’re alone
Fading in, take off all my clothes
Into you, my frustration grows
Take me now, want you to bring me home

[Chorus]
You’re my stranger in the dark
I am lonely, lonely heart
Waiting for someone to take me home
You’re my stranger in the dark
I am lonely, vagabond
Hold me down, want you to bring me home

[Verse 2]
Let’s begin, love making you beg for the win
I’m the prize you get if you do everything I say
Get you high, I get you high
I wanna be what you want me to be
I’d go anywhere, no rules, I don’t care
Oh, oh just take me home, oh

[Chorus]
You’re my stranger in the dark
I am lonely, lonely heart
Waiting for someone to take me home
You’re my stranger in the dark
I am lonely, lonely heart
Waiting for someone to take me home
(Someone to take me home)
You’re my stranger in the dark
I am lonely, vagabond
Hold me down, want you to bring me home

[Outro]
So you’re my last hope and, and I don’t care what you do
Leave my heart open, I’m gonna leave it for you
You can walk on it, I wanna hurt, feeling used
Take the edge off it, just take the edge off it

Tove Lo – struggle lyrics

[Verse 1]
So you’re deep like the ocean
And got your bottles of potion
I believe in karma
Set the waves into motion

[Pre-Chorus]
Cold, cold, cold, cold hands over me
Fuck, fuck, fuck some sense into me
Gold for loneliness, I will pay
Fuck, fuck some sense into me

[Chorus]
The struggle is real
When you don’t tell me how you feel ’bout this love
The struggle is real
When you don’t tell me how you feel ’bout this love
The struggle is real

[Verse 2]
So you got all the answers
Hold the rains, I’m your dancer
Pull me underwater
Tell ’em nobody gets her

[Pre-Chorus]
Cold, cold, cold, cold hands over me
Fuck, fuck, fuck some sense into me
Gold for loneliness, I will pay
Fuck, fuck some sense into me

[Chorus]
The struggle is real
When you don’t tell me how you feel ’bout this love
The struggle is real
When you don’t tell me how you feel ’bout this love
The struggle is real

[Bridge]
I got my way with words
Don’t believe me
Pretend like I don’t hurt
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t
I’ve got my way with pain
Don’t believe me
I numb myself to blame
I don’t, I don’t, I don’t
Don’t, oh-oh
Don’t believe me, yeah, oh

[Pre-Chorus]
Cold, cold, cold, cold hands over me
Fuck, fuck some sense into me

[Chorus]
The struggle is real
When you don’t tell me how you feel ’bout this love
The struggle is real
When you don’t tell me how you feel ’bout this love
The struggle is real

Tove Lo – shivering gold lyrics

[Verse 1]
A minute of truth time, talkin’ ’bout stuff
Keep saying I’m danger, but thinking I’m love
I’m out on the dance floor, drinking my tears
Acting all cliché, and facing my fears

[Pre-Chorus]
Curious minds
Hearts pounding
Fingers entice
Wet, dripping
Curious minds
Lips, lick ’em
Pupils grow wide

[Chorus]
I feel that thing that jolts me, fucks with me good
Shivering gold
I shiver in gold
Wild, real
That things like moon rocks rolled up in love
Shivering gold
I shiver in gold

[Verse 2]
Kissing it better, the physical phase
Taking your body, I sit on your face
I see you smiling, covered in me
Moving too fast now, but fuck it, we’re free

[Pre-Chorus]
Curious minds
Hearts pounding
Fingers entice
Wet, dripping
Curious minds
Lips, lick ’em
Pupils grow wide (wider)

[Chorus]
I feel that thing that jolts me, fucks with me good
Shivering gold
I shiver in gold
Wild, real
That things like moon rocks rolled up in love
Shivering gold
I shiver in gold

[Bridge]
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter

[Pre-Chorus]
Curious minds
Hearts pounding
Fingers in ties
Curious minds
Lips, lick ’em
Pupils grow wide

[Chorus]
I feel that thing that jolts me, fucks with me good
Shivering gold
I shiver in gold
Wild, real
That things like moon rocks rolled up in love
Shivering gold
I shiver in gold

[Outro]
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter
Shiver, shiver
Bittersweet, that glitter

Tove Lo – ​9th of october lyrics

[Verse 1]
We never had coffee table books or dinner parties
We always had hazy nights and sex cliché’s in Paris
Don’t disturb on the top floor
Getting high by the window
In bed with your eyes locked into mine
How perfect was it?

[Chorus]
9th of October, I’ll always remember
No bad things had happened then
Honestly, you never thought you’d fall for me
But somehow you got pulled in
Livin’ so fast, makin’ memories last
‘Til our hearts couldn’t hold no more
Hear you explodin’ while I am implodin’
Now, how did we let this go?

[Post-Chorus]
We never had, ah
We never wanted, ah
We never had, ah
We never wanted
A normal kind of love

[Verse 2]
We never had time for useless fights
‘Bout dirty laundry
We always had tender, long goodbyes
Packed bags and hurry
Our last kiss at the bus stop
Had I known, would’ve jumped off
And now from the pieces of my heart, I’m so sorry

[Chorus]
9th of October, I’ll always remember
No bad things had happened then
Honestly, you never thought you’d fall for me
But somehow you got pulled in
Livin’ so fast, makin’ memories last
‘Til our hearts couldn’t hold no more
Hear you explodin’ while I am implodin’
Now, how did we let this go?

[Post-Chorus]
We never had, ah
We never wanted, ah
We never had, ah
We never wanted
A normal kind of love

[Refrain]
Waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
(We never wanted)
Waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
Still waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
We never wanted a normal kind of love

[Bridge]
9th of October, I always remember
9th of October, I always remember
Those big words, I said them first
9th of October, I always remember
9th of October, can’t think of it sober
‘Cause all of it fuckin’ hurts

[Refrain]
Waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
(We never wanted)
Waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
Still waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
We never wanted a normal kind of love
Oh, waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
(We never wanted)
Waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
Still waitin’ for my heart, waitin’ for my heart
We never wanted a normal kind of love