Ride (Loreen album)

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Ride
Loreen - Ride Cover.jpg
Studio album by Loreen
Released 24 November 2017 (2017-11-24)
Recorded 2014–2017
Genre
Label BMG
Producer
Loreen chronology
Nude
(2017)
Ride
(2017)
Singles from Ride
  1. "71 Charger"
    Released: 29 September 2017
  2. "Hate The Way I Love You"
    Released: 27 October 2017
  3. "Ride"
    Released: 12 December 2017

Ride is the second studio album by Swedish recording artist Loreen. The album was released on 24 November 2017 through BMG, five years after her debut album Heal. The album also follows an EP titled Nude, released in August 2017. Two singles have so far been released for the album, "71 Charger" and "Hate The Way I Love You" released on 29 September 2017 and 27 October 2017 respectively.

Background[edit]

"The entire album is like a reflection of my own personal search process. I want to use my album as a platform to develop myself, and creativity is a part of it. ".

—Loreen talking about her album "RIDE".[1]

The album was recorded from 2014 through to 2017 going through many stages.[2][3] In 2014, Loreen stated about the album "It's completely different. There are a lot of hip-hop influences. I create based on how I feel. Right now I'm in a period where there is an aggressive touch to the music." At this time, she performed two songs "Jupiter Drive" and "Dumpster" expected to be singles from the album.[4][5] During Loreen's visit in Montenegro in July 2014, she announced that her new album will be probably released in October 2014 however, Loreen stopped performing these songs and the album was seemingly delayed.[6] In 2015, she released the single "Paper Light (Higher)", and performed it at numerous events including as the interval act during the Second Chance round of Melodifestivalen 2015. Following this, another single was released "I'm In It With You" in August of the same year however, news of an album was sparse.[7] Both songs received critical acclaim.[8][9][10] In December 2015, Loreen announced her next single "Under ytan" ("Under the Surface"), a cover of the original song by Uno Svenningsson. This was her first official Swedish-language release and was available in the Nordics on 18 December and worldwide the week later.[11] "Under ytan" received critical acclaim.[12][13][14]

On 30 November 2016, it was revealed that Loreen would compete in Melodifestivalen 2017 with the song "Statements" for a chance to represent Sweden again at the Eurovision Song Contest 2017.[15] During interviews for the event she stated that two EPs were being released, one in the Spring and one in Autumn.[16] In August 2017 it was announced that Loreen had parted from Warner Music and had signed with BMG Scandinavia.[17] Following this new signing, music news rapidly accelerated with news of an EP,[18][19] two singles and the full-length studio album in November of the same year.[20][21][22]

Composition[edit]

The album moves away from the dance sound of Heal to a darker, mid-tempo vibe whilst keeping Loreen's notable vocals and electronic sound. Scandipop describes "Hate The Way I Love You" as "A song that starts off as a stark and atmospheric ballad, before morphing into a Björk-esque dose of pulsating euphoria".[23]

Promotion[edit]

Loreen was interviewed on the Swedish breakfast show Nyhetsmorgon on 26 November 2017, where she also performed "Hate The Way I Love You" and "Ride".[24] The following day, she held a private concert at Stockholm's Vasateatern where she performed all the tracks from the album.

Track listing[edit]

Standard edition[25]
No.TitleWriter(s)Producer(s)Length
1."'71 Charger"
  • Loreen
  • Cassandra Casso
  • Fredrik Sonefors
Sonefors4:12
2."Dreams"
Winnberg4:40
3."Jupiter Drive"
  • Loreen
  • Adam Baptise
  • Tim Deneve
  • Ted Krotkiewski
  • Starck
  • Sonefors
5:25
4."Fire Blue"
  • Loreen
  • Duvchi
Sonefors4:20
5."Hate the Way I Love You"
  • Loreen
  • Fred Ball
  • Jonas Wallin
  • Samuel Starck
  • Adam Hagstrand
Starck6:38
6."I Go Ego"
Winnberg3:30
7."Heart On Hold"Loreen
  • Loreen
  • Sonefors
4:09
8."Love Me America"
  • Loreen
  • Jonas Wallin
  • Södahl
  • Furrer
Winnberg4:29
9."Ride"
  • Loreen
  • Winnberg
Winnberg5:11
10."'71 Charger" (Strings bonus track)
  • Loreen
  • Casso
  • Sonefors
Sonefors3:43
Total length:44:51

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Swedish Albums (Sverigetopplistan)[26] 31

Release history[edit]

Regions Dates Format(s) Label(s)
Worldwide 24 November 2017 CD, digital download BMG Rights Management

References[edit]

  1. ^ Björk, Annah (9 October 2017). "71 Charger Video Premier". 
  2. ^ Lindner, Emilee (1 October 2013). "LOREEN : New Hair, New Song and LGBT Statement in Moscow". Eurovision Ireland. Retrieved 15 July 2015. 
  3. ^ "Loreen confirma nuevo material para 2015". elremix.com (in Spanish). 27 November 2014. Archived from the original on 19 December 2014. Retrieved 28 November 2014. 
  4. ^ "AUDIO: Nieuw album Loreen in augustus" (in Dutch). 9 April 2014. Retrieved 14 April 2014. 
  5. ^ "Sweden: escXtra.com catch-up with Loreen — Interview". escXtra.com. 26 March 2013. Archived from the original on 27 March 2014. 
  6. ^ "Utisci iz Crne Gore" (in Montenegrin). 14 July 2014. Retrieved 24 July 2014. 
  7. ^ Talhaoui, Loreen. "Loreen". Facebook. Retrieved 11 August 2015. 
  8. ^ "Eurovision Star Loreen Releases New Single "I'm in It With You": Listen". directlyrics.com. 11 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  9. ^ "Loreen releases "I'm in It With You"". eurofied.com. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  10. ^ "Listen: Loreen – "I'm In It With You"". trendio.us. 14 August 2015. Retrieved 19 August 2015. 
  11. ^ Talhaoui, Loreen. "Loreen". Twitter. Retrieved 17 December 2015. 
  12. ^ "Single Review: Loreen – Under Ytan". abitofpopmusic.com. 18 December 2015. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  13. ^ "NEW MUSIC: Loreen Is Back With A Swedish Offering 'Under Ytan'". eurovisionireland.net. 7 January 2016. Retrieved 11 April 2016. 
  14. ^ "Sweden: Listen to Loreen's new song 'Under Ytan'". esctoday.com. 18 December 2015. Archived from the original on 20 January 2016. Retrieved 2 February 2016. 
  15. ^ Granger, Anthony (30 November 2016). "Melodifestivalen 2017 Participants Revealed". Eurovoix.com. Retrieved 30 November 2016. 
  16. ^ William Lee Adams (30 November 2016). "Loreen: Melodifestivalen 2017 singer and Eurovision winner has a new album on the way". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  17. ^ Pressmeddelande. "News – Loreens signs with BMG". mynewsdesk.com. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  18. ^ Stratos Agadellis (14 July 2017). "Sweden: Loreen releases new single Body". esctoday.com. ESC Today. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  19. ^ Nathan Stella (14 July 2017). "Loreen releases 'Body', the lead single for her album NUDE!". escbubble.com. ESC Bubble. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  20. ^ Bradley Stern (14 July 2017). "With Her 'Body', Loreen Kicks Off The 'Nude' Era". popcrush.com. PopCrush. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  21. ^ Rezo Mamsikashvili (14 July 2017). "Seving "Body"! Loreen drops lead single from second album Nude". wiwibloggs.com. Wiwibloggs. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  22. ^ BMG (8 August 2017). "Loreen". bmg.com. BMG. Retrieved 10 August 2017. 
  23. ^ Scandipop. "SONG: Loreen – 'Hate The Way I Love You'". Scandipop.com. Retrieved 28 October 2017. 
  24. ^ "Loreens överraskning i direktsändning" (in Swedish). Expressen. Retrieved 3 December 2017. 
  25. ^ "Loreen - Ride". iTunes New Zealand. 8 November 2017. Retrieved 8 November 2017. 
  26. ^ "Sverigetopplistan – Sveriges Officiella Topplista". Sverigetopplistan. Retrieved 2 December 2017.  Click on "Veckans albumlista".