Tove Styrke is sick of the streaming song formula

Technology has always dictated the way pop music sounds.

Spotify and TikTok have had their own impact on the way music is written

New York Times critic Jon Caramanica disparagingly calls it "Spotifycore"

but, done right, it boosts your chances of appealing to Spotify's all-powerful algorithm.

attention. Every vocal is so smooth that it doesn't bother you at all.

The proof comes on her new album, Hard - and more specifically on its almost-title track Hardcore

the Beach Boys. CDs meant that artists could break the 44-minute vinyl

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