Tove Lo 2019

NEWS: Tove Lo Prepares for ‘Sunshine Kitty’!

Tove Lo set to release “Sunshine Kitty” and works with Kylie!

by Christopher Smith

Sweden’s Tove Lo (Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson) releases her fourth studio album later this month. Titled “Sunshine Kitty”, the album follows on from 2017’s “Blue Lips” and has already seen the release of the singles “Glad He’s Gone”, “Bad As The Boys”, featuring Finnish singer Alma, and “Jacques”, with British DJ Jax Jones. Now Tove Lo joins forces with the legendary Kylie Minogue for a new track “Really Don’t Like U”, that precedes the release of “Sunshine Kitty” in three weeks time.

“Really Don’t Like U” is an electro-pop number with both singers in fine, angelic voice. The track is written by Tove Lo together with Norwegian songwriter Caroline Furoyen and US songwriter Ian Kirkpatrick. It follows Kylie’s most recent single release “New York City”, taken from her current, chart topping, greatest hits album “Step Back In Time: The Definitive Collection“. The track has already drawn positive reaction from critics and fans alike, with its infectious beat and cool production, and clearly Tove Lo herself has been swept away by its very existence when she tweeted: “Surreal moments leading up to the MOST surreal of ALL; tonight my song with the magical superstar @kylieminogue is out in the world!!”.

Since 2012, Tove Lo has enjoyed meteoric, global success, first with the single “Habits/Stay High” reaching the top ten in both the UK and the US and her album “Queen Of The Clouds”, which also included the sensational single “Talking Body”. Tove Lo hit back with “Cool Girl” in 2016 and the album “Lady Wood”. “Blue Lips” featured the singles “Disco Tits” and “Bitches”, which featured Alma, Icona Pop and Charli XCX. In addition to this, Tove Lo has featured on some massive hits of the last five years including Alesso’s “Heroes (We Could Be)” in 2014, “Nick Jonas’ “Close” and Flume’s “Say It”, both in 2016.

“Sunshine Kitty” is set as a fourteen track album with writing and production contributions from the likes of Karl Johan Schuster aka Shellback, Mattman & Robin (Dua Lipa, Britney Spears) on the track “Equally Lost”, which features US rapper Doja Cat, and top hitmaker Max Martin. Tove Lo herself has described the album thus: “It’s filled with songs about naive love, teen crushes, future fears and being a vulnerable weirdo”! Recording has been split between Los Angeles and Sweden and Tove Lo is due to premier the album at New York’s famous Bowery Ballroom on 19th September, the day before its full release.

“Sunshine Kitty” is released on 20th September. “Really Don’t Like U” is available now on all digital platforms.

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Written by Christopher Smith

So perhaps you’ve read an article or two that I’ve written and wondered “just who is this character?”! Well I thought maybe it would be time to introduce myself and what I’m all about. Well it’s all about the music! Having been born in the late 1970’s I was heavily influenced by my parent’s love of ‘popular’ music and rock and roll of the 1950’s and 60’s. My Mother always said she should of married Elvis and my father was, and is still, in love with Sandie Shaw! But while my Dad’s tastes stopped in about 1967, my Mum carried on loving music throughout the 70’s, 80’s and beyond. My first memory was playing on the floor whilst my Mother was ironing one day with the radio on, and hearing ABBA’s “Super Trouper” dancing my nappy off to it! Maybe that’s where it all went wrong…?! Having been subjected to all and sundry in my infant years, I finally found my feet in the mid-1980’s and began ‘partying’ to the likes of Culture Club, Stevie Wonder(!), Elkie Brooks and Bananarama to name but a few! The year 1987 would have a profound effect on my listening tastes and from thereon in my life would be dominated with buying and listening to music. Any number of outstanding songs were released and listened to that year, most notably “Nothing’s Gonna Stop Us Now”, “I Wanna Dance With Somebody” and “La Isla Bonita”. That Summer my mind was completely taken over with music and sounds I’d never heard before and I was totally taken in by it all. My father would say “whaaar rubbish you got on naaaaao?” (I’m from Norfolk!) but I was hooked. And it continued so for the rest of the decade and the next. At the beginning of 1988 I ‘met’ my true love and the singer I’ve worshipped more than any other artist or group. You may know of her. She’s from Australia…! Aside from pop music, my tastes are many and varied and continues to grow and expand as I ‘mature’ in age. I’ve always been heavily interested in films and in particular the mechanics of film making and of course film music, so scores and subsequently orchestral music takes up a lot of my tastes and collection. 90’s dance and club tunes also takes up much of the space in my head and I’m surprised my brain has stopped shaking from the years of abuse it took being dragged to nightclubs, often three times a week in my 20’s! I find with each year that passes I regress back to my youth and of course the 1980’s. 80’s music dominates and the lust to see as many 80’s acts and singers play live now is insatiable. I’m still getting into the groove as much as every breath I take, but I’m never gonna give up listening to my heart and pumping up the volume, simply because I LOVE MUSIC…any kind of music!
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