It's a good time to be Tove Lo!
As the music industry's resident Cool Girl, the Swedish singer made sure her latest album Lady Wood is all about sex, drugs, and rock 'n' roll. So it's no wonder the 29-year-old clicked with Wiz Khalifa enough to collaborate together for the track Influence on her sophomore album.
Vidoe: Tove Lo's New Song Is Anything But A True Disaster!
On working with the See You Again rapper, the It-Girl dished to People:
"He came to the studio, we smoked, and he recorded. I remember sitting there like, ‘This is really good weed, and f*ck, how can he sing that fast?!'"
LOLz! And while the hitmaker is relatively open about her drug taking antics, she's self aware about the risks associated with her lifestyle. She noted:
"I'm more aware of what I put into my body because I realized: If I want to keep doing this, I need to be a little more careful, not as reckless."
Hmm, okay. Just be careful, girl!
Video: Watch Tove Lo Get Under The Influence With Wiz Khalifa!
This wake up moment probably had something to do with the vocal surgery Tove went under following her opening stint on Katy Perry's Prismatic world tour. The songwriter added:
"I thought, ‘I can't miss this opportunity.' It was so inspiring: She sings for two and a half hours nonstop, and they're challenging songs. With my voice troubles at the time, I was like, ‘If I want to do that sometime, I need to take care of myself.' I was terrified, like, ‘What if my voice disappears?' After my surgery, I was going out of my mind: You can't make noise for a week. But then when I started singing, I was suddenly hitting notes I hadn't hit in years."
Still, aside from the occasional toke with Wiz, the up-and-comer has stopped smoking all together. She quipped:
"The only thing I quit doing after my surgery is smoking: no smoke of any kind can go through this. I mean, I'll make exceptions for Wiz Khalifa and stuff! But otherwise, I'm more of a baker now."
Good to know! Regardless, Lo has in no way gotten soft. In fact, the Talking Body artist says whether she's making love, doing drugs, or performing in front of a crowd, she's doing what ever helps make her "feel the most alive". The proud feminist is even shocked that she's become a pro-sex advocate as she shared:
"Girls say to me, ‘I'm so happy you're open and speak so freely about sex and being a sexual person. I'm sad it angers people because I'm a woman. If I were a man, you wouldn't blink. I didn't think it was gonna be that big of a deal, that I'm a girl, a woman, who's open about it — but it apparently is, and I'm very happy to take on that hat."
Well said. Although, we should probably note, Tove Lo's upbringing was pretty liberal in comparison to what some of her fans might be used to. In the songstress' home country, the legal age to have sex is 15 years old.
Nonetheless, we have a feeling the Habits performer has a pretty lengthy career ahead of her. Good luck, girl!
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