Swedish singer-songwriter Tove Lo dropped a new track today.
Check it out right now:
According to the press release:
Critically acclaimed, GRAMMY-nominated, multi-platinum Island Records artist Tove Lo releases her brand new single, “cool girl” today. This marks the first single to drop from Tove in advance of her upcoming 6-week North American fall tour with Maroon 5.“cool girl” is the first single from Tove’s eagerly anticipated second album, details to be announced in the weeks ahead.
The new album is the long-awaited successor to Tove Lo’s landmark debut album of 2014, the RIAA platinum “Queen Of The Clouds,” which included “Habits (Stay High),” the career-catapulting 5x-platinum global #1 hit that has surpassed 1 billion Spotify streams, and introduced her to U.S. audiences; and the double-platinum follow-up, and “Talking Body” (#3 on Billboard Pop Airplay, #12 on the Hot 100). Tove Lo has also been the featured artist on tracks by fellow Island artist Nick Jonas(“Close”), Coldplay (“Fun”), Years & Years (“Desire”), Broods (“Freak Of Nature”), Flume (“Say It”), and Alesso (“Heroes”).
“cool girl,” inspired by the twisted thriller Gone Girl, is produced by fellow Swedes and frequent collaborators the Struts. Hypnotically catchy, “cool girl” contemplates the hollowness and ironies of affecting an easygoing, feminine persona. “When you create, you try to get out of your safe zone,” saysTove Lo, who writes her own music and lyrics. “It’s okay to be pissed off or depressed. You’ll pick yourself back up. We shouldn’t be so scared of our emotions.” “cool girl is about our weird need to play the game of “whoever feels less, has the power” in relationships. You think you want someone who doesn’t want you, or you want someone who isn’t fazed by anything you do. Really we all just want full on, real love.”
Tove Lo will be direct support on Maroon 5’s arena tour, their only North American dates of 2016, which begins September 3rd at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX. The 6-week, 26-city tour of the U.S. and Canada will end at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on October 16th. (See below for full list of tour dates and ticket information).
Tove Lo finished out 2015 with a sold-out 16-city North American tour in September-October and sailed through 2015 and 2016 with nominations at the Billboard Music Awards (Top Streaming Song), Teen Choice Awards (Breakout Artist), MTV EMAs (Best Swedish Act), American Music Awards (New Artist of the Year), Critics’ Choice Awards (Best Song), and iHeartRadio Music Awards (Best New Artist).
Full list of Tove Lo tour dates with Maroon 5:
09/03 – AT&T Center – San Antonio, TX 09/05 – Smoothie King Center – New Orleans, LA 09/07 – American Airlines Center – Miami, FL 09/09 – Amway Center – Orlando, FL 09/10 – Colonial Life Arena – Columbia, SC 09/12 – FedExForum – Memphis, TN 09/14 – Thompson-Boling Arena – Knoxville, TN 09/16 – Royal Farms Arena – Baltimore, MD 09/17 – DCU Center – Worcester, MA 09/19 – XL Center – Hartford, CT 09/21 – Times Union Center – Albany, NY 09/23 – Bell Centre – Montreal, QC 09/24 – Videotron Centre – Quebec, QC 09/26 – First Niagara Center – Buffalo, NY 09/28 – Quicken Loans Arena – Cleveland, OH 09/29 – US Bank Arena – Cincinnati, OH 10/01 – BMO Harris Bradley Center – Milwaukee, WI 10/03 – Scottrade Center – St. Louis, MO 10/04 – Pinnacle Bank Arena – Lincoln, NE 10/06 – Pepsi Center – Denver, CO 10/08 – Vivint Smart Home Arena – Salt Lake City, UT 10/09 – Taco Bell Arena – Boise, ID 10/11 – Key Arena – Seattle, WA 10/13 – Moda Center – Portland, OR 10/15 – Golden 1 Center – Sacramento, CA 10/16 – Oracle Arena – Oakland, CA For ticket information, go to: www.tove-lo.com