There is a noticeable divide between the upbeat songs Tove Lo writes for other artists, such as Ellie Goulding's "Love Me Like You Do
," and the more downbeat tracks she keeps for herself.
"If a song is just 100% 'everything is perfect,' I can't relate to it, and I can't feel it," Lo explained to The Independent
. "It might be fun and cool but it doesn't touch me or resonate with me in any way. I think it's because if you're in a really amazing situation where everything is great, there's always that little hint of fear that it's all gonna go away. Nothing is static when it comes to emotions."