26-year-old Swedish singer and songwriter Tove Nilsson's debut album showcases her foibles and off-kilter perspective on heartbreak. She offers shape and personality to a record that might otherwise be written off as too slick or inert, or indistinguishable from a host of peers making competent, spacious, and downcast pop music. This sort of color-which might feel whimsical, were the content not so dark-pops up frequently across Nilsson’s assured major-label debut, Queen of the Clouds. Her foibles and off-kilter perspective on heartbreak offer shape and personality to a record that might otherwise be written off as too slick or inert, or indistinguishable from a host of peers making competent, spacious, and downcast pop music.
Queen of the Clouds is the debut studio album by Swedish singer Tove Lo. It was released on 24 September 2014 by Island Records. The album follows her first extended play Truth Serum (2014) and includes the successful singles "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body". Lo worked with several writers and producers such as The Struts, Klas Åhlund, Alexander Kronlund, Alx Reuterskiöld, and Captain Cuts. Lyrically, the album's themes center on the stages of a relationship, including passion, love and break-ups.
Album · 2014 · 16 Songs. Having written songs for Icona Pop as part of super-producer Max Martin's homegrown songwriting crew, Swedish chanteuse Tove Lo steps into the spotlight on her pulsing debut. Queen is thematically organized around the phases of a relationship: . "The Sex," "The Love," and "The Pain. Talking Body" is surging electro that celebrates physical intimacy, while on "Not on Drugs" Tove asserts over high-voltage EDM, "I'm not on drugs/I'm just in love. The millions who danced to the soaring "Habits (Stay High)".
The signs as tove lo songs (queen of the clouds). Aries: My Gun - You're fine, you're mine, I'm the mistake you wanna make. Taurus: Talking Body - If you love me right, we fuck for life, on and on and on. Gemini: The Way That I Am - I've fallen in love, and I hope that you want me, the way that I am. Cancer: Not On Drugs - I'm not on drugs, I'm just in love. Leo: Got Love - We live like legends now, know that we'll never die. Virgo: Run On Love - Trapped inside each other, we don't even bother . Moments - Tove Lo. I can get a little drunk, I get into all the don'ts but on good days I am charming as fuck.
While the spoken-word snippets that introduce each part of the album aren't strictly necessary, the format gives Queen of the Clouds more emotional resonance and balance as it spans seize-the-moment highs such as the fizzy, P!nk-esque "Timebomb," the openness of "The Way That I Am," and the loss of "Thousand Miles. Tove also proves her electro-pop has a similar range with songs that range from bouncy ("Not on Drugs") to sleek (the EDM moves of "Run on Love"). However, it's Tove's frankness that makes her truly distinctive.
Swedish pop singer makes her debut with a concept album about a relationship. Like her pals in Icona Pop – not to mention Robyn, Lykke Li, First Aid Kit and who knows how many more Swedish prodigies waiting in the wings – 26-year-old Tove Nilsson is a pop adept fond of big hooks and self-aware emoting. Yet for sheer sucker-punch verse-slinging, no one’s touching her, as showcased on this smartly produced concept LP. How is it that no one has built a perfect single around the enduring bon mot I’m not on drugs, I’m just in love until now (in Not on Drugs )?
I kinda love Tove Lo, because I myself cannot sing as high as she does (C4 and higher). Now I need a moderator for the track listing of the album.
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|1||–Tove Lo||The Sex
Written-By – Tove Lo
|2||–Tove Lo||My Gun
Backing Vocals – Daniel Ledinsky, Tove LoBass, Engineer, Guitar, Keyboards, Programmed By – The Struts Engineer [Assistant] – Spyke LeeMixed By – Lars NorgrenProducer [Additional], Strings – Daniel LedinskyWritten-By – Daniel Ledinsky, Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
|3||–Tove Lo||Like Em Young
Instruments [All], Programmed By – The Struts Mixed By – Lars NorgrenWritten-By – Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
|4||–Tove Lo||Talking Body
Engineer [For Mix] – John HanesInstruments [All], Programmed By – The Struts Keyboards, Producer, Programmed By [Additional] – Shellback Mixed By – Serban GheneaWritten-By – Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
Instruments [All], Producer, Programmed By – Klas Ahlund*Mixed By – Michael IlbertPiano – David NyströmWritten-By – Alex Kronlund*, Klas Åhlund, Tove Lo
|6||–Tove Lo||The Love
Written-By – Tove Lo
Instruments [All], Producer, Programmed By – Mattman & RobinMixed By – Lars NorgrenWritten-By – Tove Lo
|8||–Tove Lo||The Way That I Am
Instruments [All], Producer, Programmed By – Ali PayamiMixed By – Lars NorgrenWritten-By – Ali Payami, Tove Lo
|9||–Tove Lo||Got Love
Instruments [All], Programmed By – The Struts Mixed By – Lars NorgrenStrings – Filip RunessonWritten-By – Alx Reuterskiöld, Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
|10||–Tove Lo||Not On Drugs
Co-producer – Alx ReuterskiöldGuitar, Programmed By – The Struts Keyboards – Alx Reuterskiöld, The Struts Mixed By – Lars NorgrenWritten-By – Alx Reuterskiöld, Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
|11||–Tove Lo||The Pain
Written-By – Tove Lo
|12||–Tove Lo||Thousand Miles
Instruments [All], Programmed By – Scr!bz Riley*, The Struts Mixed By – Lars NorgrenProducer – Scr!bz Riley*Written-By – Mike Riley*, Tove Lo
|13||–Tove Lo||Habits (Stay High)
Keyboards [All], Programmed By – The Struts Mixed By – Lars NorgrenStrings – Filip RunessonWritten-By – Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
|14||–Tove Lo||This Time Around
Edited By [Vocals] – Andy SelbyEngineer [Additional] – Robert MarvinInstruments [All], Producer – Kyle ShearerMixed By – Lars NorgrenWritten-By – Kyle Shearer, Nate Campany, Tove Lo
|15||–Lucas Nord Featuring Tove Lo||Run On Love (QOTC Edit)
Featuring – Tove LoMixed By, Producer – Lucas NordWritten-By – Lucas Nordqvist*, Tove Lo
|16||–Tove Lo||Habits (Stay High) (Hippie Sabotage Remix)
Arranged By [Musical] – Jeffery Saurer, Kevin SaurerRemix, Producer [Additional] – Hippie SabotageWritten-By – Jakob Jerlström, Ludvig Söderberg, Tove Lo
- Phonographic Copyright (p) – Universal Music AB
- Copyright (c) – Universal Music AB
- Licensed To – Island Records
- Distributed By – Universal Music Distribution
- Art Direction, Design – Daniel Åberg
- Design [Cover] – Clara Tägström, Daniel Åberg , Johannes Helje, Tove Lo
- Mastered By – Björn Engelmann
- Photography By – Johannes Helje
- Producer – The Struts (tracks: 2 to 4, 9, 10, 12, 13)
- Typography [Hand Lettering Front & Chapters] – Oskar Wettergren
- Typography [Hand Lettering Titles] – Tove Lo
Barcode and Other Identifiers
- Barcode: 602547014481
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