I’ve been watching out for Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo (viva la Stockholm – one of the best places I’ve visited this year!) ever since her single ‘Habits‘ and its remixed version titled ‘Stay High‘ featuring Hippie Sabotage exploded on the mainstream charts earlier this year – it’s a # 6 smash in the UK, and is already at # 38 on the Hot 100 and rising.
Already a major force to be reckoned with in the song-writing biz (Icona Pop, Lea Michele, Girls Aloud, The Saturdays, Cher Lloyd) – Tove’s début EP ‘Truth Serum‘ released in March this year is easily one of the year’s best, there’s not a single dud in there!
My fave track on the EP is the stellar opening song and the second official single ‘Not On Drugs‘ – it’s royally addictive (the pun!) and it receives a mandatory 10 plays daily at least on my jogging playlist!
The video for ‘Not On Drugs‘ dropped earlier today, and it’s a simple and trippy affair – Tove’s high on love this time around. All her songs on ‘Truth Serum‘ come across as honest and true to who she is – and the lovedrunk ‘Not On Drugs‘ stands out as her best song till date.
With the première of the new video – Tove also unveiled the name and tracklist of her full-length début album, which is set for a September 30th release. The songs for ‘Queen Of The Clouds‘ are divided into three categories, The Sex, The Love and The Pain (the story of our lives y’all!).
Check out the tracklist of ‘Queen Of The Clouds‘ below –
Like Em Young
The Way That I Am
Not On Drugs
Habits (Stay High)
This Time Around
Run On Love (QOTC Edit)
Definitely one of the most anticipated releases of the year – especially since this particular quarter is turning out to be the busiest with new releases by Taylor Swift, Rihanna, Maroon 5, Nicki Minaj, Tinashe, Charlie XCX etc.
Watch out for her, she’s isn’t one to be slept on!
Check out Tove Lo’s ‘Not On Drugs‘ video right here, and pick up a copy of her début EP ‘Truth Serum‘ if you like what you hear :