Dirty Loops is a band from Stockholm, Sweden, made up of Jonah Nilsson (vocals and piano), Henrik Linder (bass) and Aron Mellergårdh (drums). Their arrangements are advanced stylistically, borrowing from jazz and jazz-fusion, gospel, funk, electronica, pop and disco as well as being at times instrumentally quite ambitious.





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"Lost In You"-Dirty Loops / Songwriters: David Larsson / Filip Bekic / Frans Ohlsson / Robert Nilsson

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(Chorus as intro)

Verse (closed)

  • 2 blocks and short phrases.
  • The rhyme plate uses aural and feminine rhymes
  • Block 1 and block 2 are nicely seperated with the "oh, oh, oh"
  • Both block's melodic phrasing puts key lyrics on upbeats (syncopated) creating more emphasis

Climb: (Open)

  • Uses long phrases.
  • Alliterations using the "s" sound (10).
  • The link to the chorus is the last word of the climb "that" and the first word of the chorus "there's)

Chorus-2x's Closed

  • AABB rhyme plate: "me / believe" feminine rhyme.
  • "You / th(ou)gh" feminine rhyme.
  • The phrases 1,2&4 are longer phrases
  • The hook is short phrases, but repeated

Note: There is no bridge constructed for this song, but in it's place is the last 2 lines of the climb.  The purpose of a bridge is to lead back to the chorus (after taking the listener away), this is already built into those last lines



  1. The STORY is set immediately
  2. The VERSE creates a strong, stand alone section using 2 blocks and 3 rhymes per block and short phrases
  3. The CLIMB is open and works well to set up the chorus by not having a rhyme plate but still moves forward with the use of 10 alliterations.
  4. The link into the chorus is the "that / there" combination.  It sets up the chorus perfectly
  5. The CHORUS uses a traditional AABB rhyme plate, but NOT in the hook.  The hook stands out AND is repeated


All the sections of this song work well to get us to the hook with focus and clarity.  Repeating the hook in a chorus as well as multiple repetitions of the chorus leaves no doubt of what the title is.  Obvious use of the different rhyme plates and alliterations created a solid, lean vehicle in which to tell the story with minimal words. Lyrics promote the idea of being "lost in you" by using conflicting emotions.  The climb contains this device.

Toolbox Take-a-ways:

  • Short vs long melodic phrasing / Changes up the pacing, creates listener diversity
  • Percussive alliterations / Creates connectivity and percussive articulation
  • Open vs closed rhyme plates.  Rhymes that close help to create a "stand-alone" statement.  Open rhymes need resolve and accelerate toward the next section
  • Repetition of the hook.  Build familiarity and helps to creat title remember-abiliity
  • Lyrics promote the idea of being "lost in you" by using conflicting emotions


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