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Sam Lansky | April 29, 2013 1:54 pm

Tove Lo — “Habits”

Few songs have been on rotation recently quite as much as “Habits,” the first song from Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo, which has a little of the texture of Ke$ha‘s no-fucks-given party-girl pop but with the languorous sadness of Robyn . But in this song, it’s the details the shine, and they’re all about indulgence, debauchery and excess in the dreariest way: “You’re gone and I gotta stay high all the time / To keep you off my mind,” she sings after verses detailing exploits at sex clubs and binging on Twinkies. It’ll get stuck in your head, which is right where it deserves to be.