Loreen has delivered on her promise!
Following the release of the genuinely great “Body” last month, the Scandinavian Queen has dropped part two of her forthcoming Nude EP, which is set to be released on August 25: “Jungle” featuring fellow Swedish songstress, Elliphant – And its far from what you were probably expecting… in a good way!
On “Jungle,” the “Euphoria” diva is straying far away from her euphoric, soaring builds and dramatic electro-pop roots for a super infectious, island-tinged midtempo banga, which, if anything, feels like an ode to Rihanna (a compliment, not shade!). “Ooh, wanna lose it like they do it in the jungle, yeah/ Ooh, wanna lose it like they do it in the jungle, the jungle, yeah…,” Loreen seductively purrs above the enticing, dance pulse. It’s fucking hot, to put it quite frankly.
It’s easily the most mainstream pop-leaning sound we’ve heard from her yet, and it totally works. Do I think she will probably stick to this? No. The Nude EP so far feels like a fun experiment for Loreen to step outside her usual shtick and I’m totally here for it. What do you guys think?