Dove Cameron Embraces Her Role as Femme Fatale on "Boyfriend"
Let me start by saying, "Happy Valentine's Day." It's a day for love, heartbreak, and trying to convince your partner that Postmates is a better alternative to reservations you forgot to make. It's also an amazing opportunity to explore the thrall of romantic entanglements, the siren's call of those lingering "what ifs" and words left unsaid. And for those of you who find yourself inching towards the latter, Dove Cameron's latest anthemic single "Boyfriend" is just the thing to sink your teeth into today.
On "Boyfriend," Dove teases the idea of romantic theft atop a smoldering pop stunner that calls to mind smoky underground bars and stadium-level showstoppers. Flirting with the idea of sexuality, the budding pop star sings, "I could be a better boyfriend than him / I could do the shit that he never did," with such mesmerizing bravado that it makes the line "Thinking I'm gonna steal you from him" come across as less empty threat and more inevitability. And as the production and instrumentation swells to envelop our villain we cannot help but root for, Dove lays down the foundation for a slow-burning hit that is already making its rounds on TikTok.
"In writing 'Boyfriend,' I feel like I finally found my sound, my perspective and myself in a way I wasn't sure I ever would. I am so immensely happy to have this song and this part of me out in the world. I hope you feel access to yourself when you listen to it too," shares Dove.
"Boyfriend" serves as the lead single to Dove's highly-anticipated debut EP and a marked maturation towards a fuller, more confident, and ominous pop sound. Once again, let me wish you a happy Valentine's Day and remind you to hold those you love close and even closer when Dove is around.
Listen to "Boyfriend" below: