Say My Name

Songfacts®:

  • Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Styrke first came to public attention as a contestant on Swedish Idol 2009, finishing in third place. Her debut self-titled album spawned two Swedish Top 20 singles "Million Pieces" and "White Light Moment."
  • Stryke feels this ukulele-laced standalone single is the best thing she's ever done. "I am so proud of it," she said. "This song is basically just: 'I like you, can we just be together, don't complicate it.'"
  • The song was inspired by the "Macarena." Tove Styrke explained to Pop Crush:

    "The thing about the 'Macarena' is like, it's a hit, it gets stuck on your brain, you remember it. What I can't figure out about this freaking song is that there's no melody, and there's not even words that I understand. It's basically just instrumental and I always get impressed by simple things that still manage to push its way through. It's simple but it's memorable. I think it's so cute. In that simple sense, I am impressed by that simplicity! But it wasn't like we started listening to the 'Macarena' like, 'Yeah, let's do something like that!' This was like, 'There's something about it that's good and I don't know what it is. How can we capture that?'"

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