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Published on August 6th, 2019 | by Guest Editor


Tove Lo Releases New Track “Bad As The Boys” Featuring Alma

Today, GRAMMY® Award-nominated, multi-platinum selling artist Tove Lo has confirmed a September 20 release date for her forthcoming album ‘Sunshine Kitty,’ along with the release of a brand new track ‘Bad As The Boys’ featuring Finnish artist Alma. The Swedish chart-topping trailblazer has also confirmed her highly anticipated album track-listing, as well as special guests Kylie Minogue, Jax Jones, Alma, Doja Cat and MC Zaac to appear on ‘Sunshine Kitty’.

“Bad as the Boys” is about my first summer girl crush when I was in my teens. It’s about that sting you feel in your heart when you know summer is coming to an end and so is the romance.” Tove Lo reveals. “Since I’m singing about a girl I wanted another female artist on it who also likes girls; so I hit up Alma. She really felt the song and was down to sing it with me. She has such an amazing voice and she absolutely killed it! And she’s badass.”

Recorded between Los Angeles and Sweden, Sunshine Kitty represents a new chapter for Tove – who has amassed more than 5 billion combined global streams – marked by a reclamation of confidence, hard-earned wisdom, more time, and a budding romance. The title is “a play on pussy power, but it’s a happy, positive way of seeing it,” Tove Lo states. “It ties in with the lynx. This cartoon cat (featured on the artwork) is an extension of me and part of the new music. She’s super cute, but she does stupid shit like getting in fights and getting fucked up. It’s how I feel the album sounds.”

Tove Lo will be celebrating her album release in New York City, with a very special and intimate live show at Bowery Ballroom. Early access to tickets when you pre-order HERE. Sunshine Kitty. General on-sale coming soon. Go to www.tove-lo.com for more details.


By way of confessional candor and intimate mysticism, Tove Lo give others an outlet and quietly inhabits nearly every corner of pop music. Her 2014 full-length debut, Queen of the Clouds, reached platinum status and yielded “Talking Body,” “Moments,” and the quintuple-platinum smash “Habits (Stay High),” which peaked at #3 on the Billboard Hot 100. She lent her inimitable voice to Charli XCX’s “Out of My Head” with Alma as well as to the platinum Nick Jonas hit “Close” and Flume’s gold-certified “Say It” as well as dance chart-toppers such as Alesso’s “Heroes,” Major Lazer’s “Blow That Smoke,” and Lucas Nord’s “Run On Love.” 2016’s Lady Wood bowed at #11 on the Billboard Top 200 as its lead single “Cool Girl” clocked upwards of 800 million streams. The sequel, Blue Lips (Lady Wood Phase II), landed on Rolling Stone’s “20 Best Pop Albums of 2017.” Additionally, the seismic single “Bitches” [feat. Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant, & ALMA] represented a watershed moment for women empowerment in pop. Tove brought together some of the best and brightest female songwriters and artists (and closest friends) and delivered a statement that proved inescapable.

Along the way, she enchanted audiences on tour with Coldplay, Katy Perry, Maroon 5, and more. Simultaneously, her voice as a songwriter continues to shine. She co-wrote Ellie Goulding’s quintuple-platinum “Love Me Like You Do” for Fifty Shades of Grey. Other writing credits include Lorde favorite “Homemade Dynamite” from 2017’s Melodrama as well as cuts for Zara Larsson, Icona Pop, Victoria Justice, MS MR, Lea Michele, and Hilary Duff.

Never one to shy away from a challenge, Tove Lo released her short film Fire Fade in 2017. A 21-minute film starring Tove Lo, incorporating five songs from her Top 10 album LADY WOOD: “Don’t Talk About It,” “Imaginary Friend,” “Keep It Simple,” “Flashes,” and “WTF Love Is.” Watch Fire Fade HERE.

Fire Fade followed her critically acclaimed and controversial short film Fairy Dust, the raw and bold 31-minute film saw Tove Lo make her acting debut alongside “alter ego” co-star Lina Esco (Kingdom, Flaked). Fairy Dust hailed by V magazine as “a raw, beautiful, and proudly provocative exploration of sexual desire, obsession, denial, and pain,” also incorporated five songs from LADY WOOD: “True Disaster,” “Influence,” “Lady Wood,” “Cool Girl,” and “Vibes.”

Connect with Tove Lo


Instagram: @tovelo

Twitter: @ToveLo


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