Critically acclaimed, Grammy®-nominated multi-platinum artist Tove Lo releases “Influence” featuringWiz Khalifa today off of LADY WOOD, her long-awaited second album, arriving October 28th via Island Records. Album pre-order link HERE. “Influence” builds on the momentum of “cool girl,” released earlier this summer as the first single from LADY WOOD. “cool girl” immediately reached more than 14 million streams on Spotify in less than two weeks out, and vaulted to the Top 20 on the Global Chart.
“Influence” and “cool girl” comprise the first new music to drop from Tove Lo as she opens her fall tour as direct support for Maroon 5, their only U.S. dates of 2016. The tour, which began September 3rd at AT&T Center in San Antonio, TX, will end at Oracle Arena in Oakland, CA, on October 16th. Dates originally scheduled from September 21st through October 1st (in Albany, Montreal, Quebec, Buffalo, Cleveland, Cincinnati and Milwaukee) have been rescheduled to next February-March due to the upcoming birth of Maroon 5 frontman Adam Levine’s first child. Tove Lo will not be appearing on those rescheduled dates. (Please see tour dates below.)
LADY WOOD is the long-awaited successor to Tove Lo’s landmark debut album of 2014, the RIAA platinum Queen Of The Clouds. The album included “Habits (Stay High),” the career-defining 5x-platinum global #1 hit that introduced her to U.S. audiences, and has surpassed 1 billion Spotify streams; and the double-platinum follow-up, “Talking Body” (#3 on Billboard Pop Airplay, #12 on the Hot 100). In addition to “Close,” Tove Lo has also been the featured artist on tracks by fellow Island artist Coldplay (“Fun”), Years & Years (“Desire”), Broods (“Freak Of Nature”), Flume (“Say It”), and Alesso (“Heroes”).
Two weeks ago marked the worldwide premiere of the video for “cool girl,” which already garnered over 10 million views. The “Gone Girl” inspired clip was shot on location in Los Angeles by Swedish director Tim Erem (credits: Tove Lo’s “Moments”; Nick Jonas’ “Close” featuring Tove Lo; Rihanna’s“Work” featuring Drake; Major Lazer’s “Lean On” with DJ Snake featuring MØ; and more). “cool girl”is the lead video of a larger short film project for Fairy Dust, “chapter one” of LADY WOOD set to be released later this year.
Tove recently returned to NBC’s The Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for her debut performance of “cool girl”. Watch the performance HERE.