Loreen Jungle Elliphant new release

Loreen has taken us on a journey this year. From the emotionally charged “Statements” at Melodifestivalen to the breathy trip-hop “Body” in July, she’s kept the experiments coming. And today her evolution continues with the release of “Jungle”. 

The track is one of many to come. Loreen has partnered with BMG to release her EP, Nude, on August 25. The partnership will then continue with a full album set for release in November.

We waited two years for new music from Loreen. Now she’s flooding us with it!

Loreen ft. Elliphant — “Jungle”

Whilst “Body” seems to take its downtempo influence from the 90s, “Jungle” goes in a slightly different direction. Reggae dominates here and the sound conjures M.I.A.’s earlier albums, Arular and Kala.

Swedish rapper Elliphant lends a welcome hand, especially for those looking for less “mumble” in the vocals. Once again it’s almost impossible to work out exactly what Loreen is singing on first listen.

If this is a new singing style Loreen is trying to drive home, that’s fine. Good for her. But it’s also very distracting. You end up trying to decipher syllables rather than enjoying the music. Perhaps that’s the idea — to teach us to just listen to the track.

But unfortunately, when you’ve heard tracks like this before, it doesn’t really work. The song is good, but nothing special. It’s on-brand for Loreen right now (and we’ll expect the EP to be similar), but her vocals were one of the best parts of 2012’s “Heal”. We’ll see if her upcoming album returns to that.

New album and singles

Nude releases in two weeks, but that’s not the only reason Loreen has been in the recording studio. As part of her partnership with BMG, Loreen is also releasing a full album by the end of the year.

That album’s unknown lead single will be released on September 22. The album itself is currently due on November 17, but that date is not yet 100% confirmed.

In a statement, Loreen explains why she’s moving on with BMG:

“For me, 2017 was about establishing a sense of independence and channelling it into a new and exciting direction for my music. I really connected with BMG’s mission to support independent artists in a transparent way, but also keeping their creative interests close. When I presented them my vision for the future there was an immediate click and I am really excited to begin this journey between our teams.”

It’s certainly exciting times for Loreen fans before the end of the year!

What do you think of “Jungle”? Are you looking forward to the new EP and album? Let us know all your thoughts in the comments section below.

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Bruno game
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Bruno game

She has tried to be Jamala, to sing about history, to sing Statements, but if it doesn’t work, she will use her body. Enough with history…now give me a swimsuit. This is why she lost to Anton Hagman, because people knew is is not real like Jamala. Audience can feel those things.

Charles
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Charles

Did you really need so many words to simply state you don’t like the woman? Really?

David
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David

I LOVED Statements and would give all my money to hear a loreen rock album… but jungle is fine too… i just hope she some day revisits the statements sound

birjuj
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birjuj

she is so sad. she should stop trying. it’s so sad!..!!!!!

Charli Cheer Up
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Charli Cheer Up

Loreen’s aiming for those airplays across Europe with this new musical direction. Get em girl!

Gloria
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Gloria

I love Loreen but this is truly her “Miley Cyrus Era” breakout of older shell time. I like it but she is trying to shred that old skin. I wholeheartedly believe she got snubbed because of the “Euphoria shine” on her at Melodifestivalen. Anyways, I hope for the best, she can only go up from here.

Rodrigo
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Rodrigo

Thank you Chris Halpin. I’m tired of Loreen fans that say she can do no wrong. She is not what she wants to be. Her pouting lips on that cover, and now that behind…she is desperate.

Denis
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Denis

I think this is what she wants to be right now. She isn’t satisfied with just sounding like she did on “Heal”, and why should she? Any true artist evolves thier sound and true fans appreciates that. If I was a Loreenator I would support this.

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

And right now, she is looking for that new place in the music realm where she think she can fit in. Like I said, right after she got the boot at MF, no one wants to be in a spot where he or she winds up being TYPECASTED… …If the role of Sgt. T.J. Hooker (5 seasons), the role as host of ‘Rescue 911’ (8 seasons) hadn’t come along, or the other movie roles hadn’t come along, people would have had a hard time believing William Shatner couldn’t get another acting role; and that is because he has been thoroughly… Read more »

CookyMonzta
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CookyMonzta

And that is to say that William Shatner was one of the lucky ones not to have been limited in his roles because of Captain Kirk. How many roles did the ‘Brady Bunch’ kids get, COMBINED, when that show ended in 1974? You can probably count them with your fingers and toes.

That is a place Loreen doesn’t want to go. She just barely escaped One-Hit-Wonderland.

Jo
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Jo

I like it!