Sunday, October 19, 2014

Album Review: Tove Lo - Queen of the Clouds

Tove Lo's debut album is dripping with vulnerability and honesty. The now infamous Habits (Stay High),  serves a catalyst for the rest of the album. The album is focused with pinpoint accuracy divided into three sections: sex, love and pain. Each song on the album fits into a section, making the entire album instantly cohesive. It's a tactic that makes the album function as a larger piece of art, rather than singles thrown together like groceries in a Walmart bag like Tove Lo's other pop contemporaries.

While the three themes seem to be depressing listed together, the album doesn't always reflect these disparities. The album is filled with slick grooves and hooks creating a lovely contrast between the lyrics and production. Tove Lo's Miley Cyrus-esque vocals and lyrics paint pictures with garish details.
While one shouldn't expect Tove Lo to be cemented as a staple pop act, her attitude in the present moment is comforting, knowing that pop music has territories that can still be explored.

Overall: 90/100