Borderline: A story of growth from a father's career, to an ambition, to a series of trial and error which births the superstar we love today.
Tove Styrke came from the home of a musician. Her father was in a band called Max Fenders which recorded a number one hit in the year 1975. That is probably what fired up the musical genes in the artist. It gave her a heart for fame and recognition. At the age of sixteen, she found herself on the Swedish talent show where she finished third place, despite her success at the talent show, the Swedish Idol was nothing but a popularity show and it had nothing to do with music. The artist is quite ambitious and that ambition has fuelled all the great tracks she has created so far. She believes that every part of the song production process is really important and she works extra hard to ensure everything is perfect. She has admitted to staying for days in the studio while trying to perfect the tracks on this album. Tove Styrke is an extreme perfectionist: she always puts a considerable amount of effort into everything she does. That is probably why the songs are so genre specific. Although she always switches between different genres from song to song, each track is extremely genre specific. Trust me, you won’t be able to mistake the sound for anything else. That is probably why the fans she has love her so much while those that don’t love her probably never will. The one thing that has always been loved by all are her highly melodious lyrics, they are usually so catchy they could stick to your mind for days. The artist has come a long way and has achieved a lot of success musically as well as commercially but Borderline is an album from the earlier years of her career and it is not a successful one by any standard.