Timebomb

Album: Queen of the Clouds (2014)

Songfacts®:

  • Tove Lo sings here of being physically attracted to someone knowing any potential relationship is likely to be a fleeting one. She told MTV News: "'Timebomb' is about kind of about the moment you see someone you want, and you start thinking, 'Should I? Should I not?' Then you just say, 'F--k the consequences, I'm going for it.'"
  • The Emil Nava directed music video finds a bathing suit-clad Tove Lo performing her song on a beach. Her rendition is juxtaposed with clips of different types of romantic partners portraying the complications of love on a wooden platform. Tove Lo explained: "I think you should be able to love whoever you want, and that's not the way it is for everybody in the world. So the video kind of touches that subject too, where it's like, we're a timebomb, because we can't be a couple, because everyone else says it's not alright. So it's a mix between that explosive passion that can only last one night, and also maybe can't last forever, because other people won't allow you to have that kind of love."

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