“Ain’t going home tonight unless you come with me…”

Tove Lo is talking international body.

Given the current state of things, traveling doesn’t exactly seem like a top priority at the moment. Luckily, our 32-year-old Swedish Sunshine Kitty sensation is bringing the globe directly to our ears in the form of a cross-cultural collaboration, called “Don’t Say Goodbye,” released Friday (September 25).

The club banger was crafted between Brazil’s DJ Alok (oh yes, we absolutely will be RTing for Brazil) and Turkish producer Ilkay Sencan. And the song is all about…well, hoping you won’t say goodbye at the end of the night.

Don’t say goodbye, bye, bye, bye, bye / Stay one more night, night, night, night, night / You make it right, right, right / Don’t say goodbye, bye, bye,” Tove emotionally pleads across the thumping chorus.

It’s a very ’00s blast of club energy (remember clubs?) and, as someone pointed out in the YouTube comments of the lyric video, is “very September and Cascada.” Sold, right?

“‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ is such a hypnotic banger of a track. I’m so happy that Alok and Ilkay wanted me to be a part of this cause I think we did some real dance magic here. One of the most productive things I did in lockdown too, we recorded it remotely across LA, São Paulo, and Istanbul in the spring. Can’t wait to be able to play it for all of you, and be able to dance together again to it… soon please,” Tove says of the track.

“I have always loved Tove Lo’s versatility as an artist and how she’s so hands-on with her own production. When I heard she wanted to be involved in the production of this track, I was excited to see how she would put her own spin on the single. Tove, Ilkay and I put a lot of hard work and dedication into ‘Don’t Say Goodbye’ and I hope it becomes part of people’s normal listening routine as it has for us,” adds Alok.

“It’s been a great experience working with Alok and Swedish songstress Tove Lo on the song, and even though we have been working from different continents, I believe the end result is the reason why it sounds so cool and unique. I hope that people will feel the same good vibe as we do,” Ilkay says.

“Don’t Say Goodbye” is yet another addition to the list of bangers we should have been dancing to at a club this year, and will surely go down nicely as the soundtrack to flirting with your dance floor crush whenever we’re all huddled in a small dark room together again.

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