Tove Lo's new LP is about a 'female hard-on'

  • Bang Showbiz
  • 19 August 2016
Tove Lo Lady Wood artwork

Tove Lo Lady Wood artwork

Tove Lo has opened up about her forthcoming album 'Lady Wood' and it's feminist message

Tove Lo says the title for her second album 'Lady Wood' is a reference to a "female hard-on".

The 'Habits' hitmaker has spoken candidly about her forthcoming LP, which is the follow-up to 2014's 'Queen of the Clouds', and said she felt it was important to put across how "unfair" the saying, "Grow some balls", is because it suggests you have to be a man to be "brave" and "outspoken".

Asked what the title of her forthcoming record means, she explained: "It's a female hard-on I guess.

"But it also for me stands for ... you know when you want a girl to be brave, you go, 'Grow some balls?'

"If someone has balls it means someone is brave, outspoken, and whatever characteristic a man has, which is very unfair.

"And if you think someone is cowardly, you say, 'Don't be a p***y', you know? There isn't really a word for the female equivalent of balls, so I thought this just fits really well."

The 28-year-old pop beauty - whose real name is Ebba Tove Elsa Nilsson - is both "excited" and "terrified" to release her next record, which has extremely racy artwork.

Sharing the cover - which is a close up shot of her toned stomach with her hands unbuttoning her jeans - on Instagram, she wrote : "Babes my second album is coming and I'm so proud, excited and terrified. Full on LADY WOOD. Out Oct 28th. Pre-order on iTunes Aug 19

#LADYWOOD (sic)"

Meanwhile, Tove Lo has opened up about undergoing treatment on her vocal cords in 2014, and how it took her a year to get her voice back on form.

She told London's Evening Standard newspaper: "It took me about a year to build my voice back up ... I feel finally at peace with it now. I'm really happy to feel like I am able to tour."

'Lady Wood' is released on October 28 and includes the new single 'Cool Girl' and her smash hit 'Close' featuring Nick Jonas.

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