Lady Wood

Lady Wood

by Tove LoTove Lo

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Overview

After the frankness of songs like "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body," it's not surprising that Tove Lo named her second album after a term for a female erection. Even her collaboration with Alesso, "Heroes (We Could Be)," kept some of Queen of the Clouds' dark, rebellious charisma, which she refines on Lady Wood. Building on the success of that song and "Talking Body," Lo takes her music in a sleeker direction informed by EDM and R&B. The former single "Cool Girl" sets the tone for the rest of the album: Over sparse synths and beats, Lo adopts the perspective of Gone Girl's fantasy woman, using indifference as armor against any threat of heartache or vulnerability. This aloofness informs Lady Wood's first half -- like Queen of the Clouds, this album is presented in chapters -- as Lo juxtaposes smooth sounds with a viewpoint that's anything but: When she sings "I'm gonna get hurt" on "True Disaster," the sweet melody adds a thrill of anticipation. On Lady Wood's second half, the painfully honest -- and relatable -- drama queen of Queen of the Clouds is given a wider berth. Lo gets as much mileage from keeping secrets on the smoldering "Don't Talk About It," as she did confessing them on her debut. Meanwhile, on "Imaginary Friend," she devises a different form of escapism than she did on "Habits (Stay High)."

Product Details

Release Date: 10/28/2016
Label: Island
UPC: 0602557085013
catalogNumber: 002547702
Rank: 161805

Album Credits

Performance Credits

Tove Lo   Primary Artist,Vocals
Joel Little   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Wiz Khalifa   Vocals
Ali Payami   Bass,Guitar,Drums,Keyboards
Oscar Görres   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Oscar Holter   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
Ludvig Söderberg   Bass,Guitar,Percussion
Joe Janiak   Vocals
Struts   Bass,Guitar,Percussion,Keyboards
ILYA   Bass,Guitar,Keyboards

Technical Credits

Joel Little   Composer,Producer
John Hanes   Engineer
Wiz Khalifa   Composer
Rickard Goransson   Composer
Ali Payami   Composer,Programming,Producer,Instrumentation
Noah Passovoy   Vocal Engineer
Sam Holland   Engineer
Oscar Görres   Composer,Programming
Oscar Holter   Composer,Programming,Producer
Jakob Jerlström   Composer
Ludvig Söderberg   Composer,Programming,Producer,Executive Producer
Tove Lo   Composer,Executive Producer
Joe Janiak   Composer
Struts   Programming,Producer
Samuel Burgess-Johnson   Art Direction
Serena Neo   Art Direction
ILYA   Arranger,Composer,Programming,Producer

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