Under the Radar: Tove Lo

Since the release of last year’s Habits single, Swedish artist Tove Lo has distinguished herself as one of Scandinavia’s most distinctive pop voices. With her Truth Serum EP out today, we decided to pick her brains. 

Would like to meet…
– My teenage crush Daniel Johns from Silverchair

Most memorable night out…
It stands between my second night in Vegas or my first night on Gili Islands.

My greatest extravagance…
– Spontaneous trips to Australia cause I’m lovesick.

In my next life…
– I will do the exact same thing.

Wouldn’t recommend…
– Being an idiot. There are too many idiots around.

My hero…
– My whole family! It’s filled with passionate, driven, crazy and amazing people.

Before I die…
– I wanna live like I’m never going to! I’m hoping for a sudden death I didn’t see coming. Not for a while though.

Hidden talent…
– Nothing hidden, it’s all out there.

Just discovered…
– WOODKID! Those videos!? How did I miss this? Can’t watch them all from Sweden but man… Awesome

Dances to…
– Anything played by Paul Byrne aka Apiento! He DJ’d after my gig in Gothenburg last week, and my band and I danced for four hours straight! All vinyls, all amazing.

Laughs at…
– Dirty jokes. Whatever I think is funny. Often when I shouldn’t.

Wears…
– Second hand, vintage and stuff I’ve “borrowed” from my friends.

Most visited website…
– You Tube.

Most read book…
A Thousand Splendid Suns by Khaled Hosseini. I’ve read it like 5-6 times. It just gets to me. Obviously very far from my life..

Most viewed You Tube video…
– All “top ten cute funny dog/cat/animal “clips. Good for when you’re hung over and lonely haha.

Listen to Tove Lo’s Truth Serum EP below, and read a longer interview with the artist here.

Photography by Fredrik Etoall.