Cool, Gone Girl Is Inspiring Pop Songs Now

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Nothing screams pop music like manipulative, murdering housewives: Swedish singer and songwriter Tove Lo has returned with a new Gone Girl–indebted single, "Cool Girl." Inspired by Gillian Flynn's mythical–Cool Girl monologue — “Go ahead, shit on me, I don’t mind, I’m the Cool Girl” — the song puts Tove in our protagonist Amy's heels. Which means Tove spends the ominous techno-heavy song taunting her man to "run free" at his own risk, knowing she holds all the power in this dynamic. "I was thinking about it, and it's really true. Why do we try to be someone we're not to make someone love us? Would you want to fake yourself for the rest of your life?" Tove tells Rolling Stone. "That's fucked up. Even though she's creepy, I kind of thought it was funny that it's just very common to see that." Just as messed up: Now Amy has a cool anthem.