#FridayFinds: Tove Lo Releases Debut Album
This week, Tove Lo released her critically acclaimed debut album “Queen of the Clouds.” And this girl is rockin it. The album has already been praised as “the Best pop album of 2014” by Stereogum and “one of the year’s strongest pop releases” by TIME Magazine. This isn’t the first we’ve heard of Tove Lo on Lauren Ignited. A few friends and I saw her together at SXSW this year and she’s magnetic. There’s a shyness about her that’s somewhat surprising considering the brutal honesty of her lyrics.
Are you a stats person? Well, take a look at these stats: Her single “Habits (Stay High)” which garnered an impressive 22 million+ views on YouTube, early champions at Alt Nation and non-stop spins on Sirius Hits, continues to dominate the airwaves and charts. It peaked at #1 on the iTunes Alternative Single Charts, currently sits at #13 on the Billboard Hot 100 Charts — approaching DOUBLE PLATINUM status — and is currently the third most Shazamed single in the U.S.
“Queen of the Clouds” was written by Tove Lo and is a unique trilogy exploring the rollercoaster ride of emotions during a passionate love affair and its ultimate demise. Broken into three-parts “The Sex,” “The Love,” and “The Pain,” “Queen of the Clouds” is a highly personal and brutally honest body of work by the 26 year old Swedish pop star. The singer/songwriter whose notoriously heartfelt no-holds-barred approach to songwriting has rewarded her fans far and wide across the globe, including fellow songstresses Ellie Goulding, Lorde and Icona Pop who have publicly praised her work via Instagram and Twitter.