Where Rodrigo’s original weaves a jaded sweetness into its angsty melodic punches, Lo’s rendition waxes melancholy. As textural interest seeps through by the second verse, Lo spins a euro-pop electronic beat to convey the song’s frustration.
Take a listen to the original song below:
And watch Lo’s take here:
Upon the release of the single’s accompanying “mini movie”, Lo announced the launch of her own label, Pretty Swede Records, under mtheory’s banner. “I have a lot of freedom, and it’s been fun to work with mtheory,” she said in a statement at the time. “This [‘No One Dies From Love’] will be the first release under my label.
“I’m a pop girl, but I like to make things weird and be in full control of the whole vision. This is the perfect way to put out exactly what I want.”
Also at the start of this month, Lo announced a massive UK and European tour. Set to kick off in October, the headline run will see the Swede-born artist traverse the UK, Ireland and mainland Europe throughout that month and into November.