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Tove Lo announces new album ‘Dirt Femme’

The new album is her first since 2019

By Sam Moore

Tove Lo, 2022
Tove Lo (Picture: Kenny Laubbacher)

Tove Lo has announced her fifth album ‘Dirt Femme’ will be released on 14 October.

The follow up to her 2019 release ‘Sunshine Kitty’, ‘Dirty Femme’ will feature guest appearances from SG Lewis, First Aid Kit and Channel Tres.

Talking about the upcoming album, the Swedish singer said: “When I started out as a writer and an artist, I used to view my feminine traits as weaker and would enhance my masculine traits to get ahead in life. I feel a big energy shift in my environment since then and this album reflects the various ways my feminine side has both helped and hurt me.”

She also discussed how the album relates to her sexuality: “I’m a pansexual woman married to a straight man. I believe masculine and feminine lives on a spectrum in all humans. There are so many more interesting nuances than most people want to accept. Songs on this album will contradict each other, will probably upset some of you, will make you want to dance, cry, fuck, and drive your car really, really, fast. It’s extremely personal as always which is why it’s so hard to describe in just a few words.”

She added: “It’s all my feelings, thoughts and questions put together in under 50 minutes with no answers. But I know that I always feel relief and connection when a song just speaks to my emotions without telling me what to do about them. I hope this album reaches that little secret pocket in your heart where all the real stuff is hiding.”

Alongside the album announcement, Tove Lo also released new single ‘True Romance’ inspired by the 1993 Tony Scott film of the same name.

Speaking about the song and her collaboration with producer Timfromthehouse for the song, she said: “We both had a need to write something different and dramatic. It took me three days to get the lyrics right, but I recorded it in one take. The lyrics are based on the movie True Romance, destructive love at its best and worst.”

Tove Lo is best known for her 2014 hit ‘Habits (Stay High)’ which was later covered by Vin Diesel as a tribute to his The Fast and the Furious co-star Paul Walker.