Tove Lo's New Album ‘Blue Lips' Is An Uncensored Sequel to ‘Lady Wood’

Tove Lo's New Album ‘Blue Lips' Is An Uncensored Sequel to ‘Lady Wood’

Listen to her hypnotic new album now.

Listen to her hypnotic new album now.

Text: Jake Viswanath

Only a year after the release of her sophomore album Lady Wood, Tove Lo is back at it again, releasing her long-promised sequel for the album, dubber Blue Lips (lady wood phase II), today. Much like its predecessor, Blue Lips is divided into two different chapters, this time entitled "Light Beams" and "Pitch Black," completing the story of Lady Wood (unless the Swedish sensation decides to surprise us with a third part, that is).

Sonically, the new album continues in the subtle yet hypnotizing electro-pop vein of Lady Wood, with standouts like the bemusingly titled "shedontknowbutsheknows" pulsing and unfolding in the most bouncy way possible. But if that album was an open exploration on the highs and lows of love, Blue Lips is an all-out explosion before the final comedown. Lead single and standout "Disco Tits" acts as a great precursor, where Tove declares her desires in a beautiful swirl of digital clinks and bizarrely morphed vocals. Her honesty only grows, going through her thoughts on romance, desire, sex, and break-ups without a single word censored. Just listen to the aptly-titled "Bitches" for proof.

Just when you think that Tove can't possibly be more blunt about what she wants and thinks, Blue Lips sees the artist at her most raw and relentless, expanding on her wild ride with love, drugs, sexuality, and unbridled emotion, even when the high is gone and the damage is done. The finale "Hey, You Got Drugs?" encapsulates this feeling perfectly with its depressingly heavenly outdo, when you're close to accepting the end of a romance yet refuse to let go of your old habits. Listen to Blue Lips below.

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