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The pop star’s third LP, Blue Lips is designed to be a companion piece to last year’s Lady Wood. Tove Lo says that, together, the albums tell the “Lady Wood Story.” Spread across two “chapters”—”Light Beam” and “Pitch Black”— the new album is said to describe the “highs, lows and ultimate demise of a relationship.” Also part of the albums’ collective story arc are a pair of short films, Fairy Dust and Fire Fade, that mark Tove Lo’s acting debut.
“It has more of that feeling of never really feeling satisfied and chasing that direction,” she told NME of the albums. “Calling the first one Lady Wood and then following it up with Blue Lips, it’s the female version of ‘blue balls’. In a deeper sense it’s all about trying to reach satisfaction – I don’t just mean sexually, I mean for life overall.”
“I think sonically, I’ve been a bit more free this time,” she continued. “I’ve been playing with sounds that I haven’t explored before. On this record, I decided to have my first ballad. I wanted to get into the different types of pop that I didn’t on Lady Wood. That was cohesively more together, but this one goes in more different directions on purpose.”
In advance of the album, Tove Lo dropped “Disco Tits”, for which she released an amazing, NSFW video in which she fucks a puppet. Earlier this week, she performed the song on The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon.
Blue Lips [Lady Wood Phase II] Artwork:
Blue Lips [Lady Wood Phase II] Tracklist:
Light Beams (part one):
01. disco tits
03. shivering gold
04. dont ask dont tell
Pitch Black (part two):
01. romantics (featuring Daye)
04. 9th of october
05. bad days
06. hey you got drugs?