LOVA Unveils New EP ‘A Gentleman’s Guide’ & “Daddy Issues” Video

Mike Nied | September 13, 2019 2:43 pm

LOVA is a name you’d best start familiarizing yourself with. Last year the Swede made a splash with viral hits like “You Me And The Silence” and “Insecurities.” And her takeover continues into 2019 with a new collection of material. Today (September 13) she takes the next step toward sustained success with the unveiling of her sophomore EP A Gentleman’s Guide. And her latest body of work is more than just a house for catchy anthems. The breakout star described it as “a voice for all the strong but incredibly tired women, a call for the world’s attention and a call to all men” in a press release.

“Every song on this EP will be directed at a specific group of men or a type of guy that I’ve encountered during my teenage years but also as a female artist/songwriter in the music industry,” LOVA explained. “You could say that it’s a sort of ‘do’s and don’ts’ list of how you should (and should not) act.” That comes across perfectly on the EP’s latest single “Daddy Issues.” On it, she delivers a message to the latest generation of dads. “I’m trying to start a dialogue with the dads in the world — especially dads with sons,” the rising star explained. What is she trying to tell them? Well, the lyrics speak for themselves.

“Tell your son he should always be polite. To don’t mistake her love as an invite,” she sings over a lush production. “Prepare him for a drunken night out. Teach your son how to treat a girl right.” That leads to the thought-provoking chorus. “You gotta be the one to set an example. So he can be a greater man than I ever had. If you are not the one to teach him better, we will get another boy that’s stuck in the past.” LOVA brings the song to life with an accompanying video. In it, she hops on the phone to make direct contact. Why do it over the phone? She had an explanation for that decision.

“The phones make the whole thing feel so much more conversational and honest, which is exactly what I want to achieve with this song,” LOVA said. Check out the “Daddy Issues” video up top and press play on the rest of her new EP below.

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