by Jay Tilles
The 26 year-old singer from Stockholm Swedish has watched her song “Habits (Stay High)” storm up the charts nearly a year and a half after it’s initial release. The song unexpectedly caught fire at Alternative Radio embraced it, then quickly crossed over to pop shooting it up the Billboard Hot 100, currently sitting at No. 16.
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According to the singer, the album is a very revealing look at her personal life. Broken into three distinct parts, ‘The Sex,’ ‘The Love’ and ‘The Pain,’ Lo explores her most intimate thoughts. This honesty, coupled with a tinge of dark humor is likely what makes the track so attractive to the Alt audience.
With her new found mainstream success, Lo finds her self in high demand.
“I love going to all these new places. That really gets me high,” explained Lo to Kevin & Bean. “When you travel like this and you’re doing a different show in a different city, you don’t know what to expect. You have to be in the moment. Because as soon as I come home, I have to deal with all this every day stuff like paying bills and doing my laundry and getting in touch with my family and friends and making sure everything is working. When you’re away, all those things just go out the window and you can just be where you are. That’s what I love most about it.”
Tove Lo is in the midst of her first official tour, with half a dozen stops in the U.S. followed by more than a dozen dates in Australia.
Queen of the Clouds can be streamed on iTunes.