THE CURSE OF ABBA IS LIFTED?
Who is … Tone Loc? What?
No, not Tone Loc … we’re not talking about the dude who sang Funky Cold Medina (and had a cameo in Michael Mann’s crime epic Heat ). We’re talking about Tove Lo … a.k.a. 26-year-old Swedish dance pop star Tove Ebba Elsa Nilsson. We were turned on (literally) to Tove by a platonic compadre this week and we gotta say … she’s the real deal on all fronts.
Killer songs. Deep lyrics. Amazing voice. And she’s smokin’ hot. And quite bi-curious, judging from the crazy hot video to her song “Habits (Stay High).”
Tove’s debut album – Queen of the Clouds – will be released on September 30. It includes “Stay High” and “Not On Drugs.” Yeah … ponder that dichotomy. While our founding editor ponders Tove and Emily Haines of Metric getting down.
(Musically … come on).
And yes, if you’re looking to burn some calories at the gym … download both of those tracks we mentioned earlier on iTunes. Or whatever it is people without iPhones use to download stuff. Seriously … your body will thank you.
Sweden owes America a great musical debt. After Abba and Ace of Base, Tove is the least they could do …
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