Everything that Tove Styrke's churned out this year has been mightily impressive pop - from the punky blurts on "Even If I'm Loud It Doesn't Mean I'm Talking To You" to the dancehall-lite of "Borderline" - and that's not set to change with today's dizzying expulsion, "Brag".
Taken from Styrke's Borderline EP, due out Sunday (23 November), "Brag" is less ostentatious than her prior 2014 cuts opting for an emotional reliance instead. It's still slathered in an addictive pop candy shell, but rather than jabbing earworms, we get a slick, fluid chorus built for rafters-hollerin'.
This understated excellence perfectly mirrors the utter rap-game bravura in her words. It essentially boils down to her not needed to brag about anything because it's just so damn obvious she's the shit: "I don't brag about my sweet life/no need for me to spell it out..."
It's a put-down of the highest calibre.