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Tove Lo announces fifth album with new single "True Romance"

21 June 2022, 17:01 | Written by Cerys Kenneally

Tove Lo has announced her upcoming fifth album Dirt Femme, and has shared new single "True Romance" to accompany the news.

"True Romance" is the third track to be lifted from Tove Lo's new album, following last month's "No One Dies From Love" and January's "How Long", and was written with and produced by Timfromthehouse.

Tove Lo says of the collaboration, which is accompanied by a Kenny Laubbacher-directed visualiser, "We both had a need to write something different and dramatic. It took me three days to get the lyrics right, but I recorded it in one take. The lyrics are based on the movie True Romance, destructive love at its best and worst."

Dirt Femme will follow Tove Lo's 2019 album Sunshine Kitty, and will feature collaborations with SG Lewis, First Aid Kit and Channel Tres.

"Dirt Femme is about me and my relationship with my femininity," Tove Lo explains. "When I started out as a writer and an artist, I used to view my feminine traits as weaker and would enhance my
masculine traits to get ahead in life. I feel a big energy shift in my environment since then and this album reflects the various ways my feminine side has both helped and hurt me."

Tove Lo adds, "I’m a pansexual woman married to a straight man. I believe masculine and feminine lives on a spectrum in all humans. There are so many more interesting nuances than most people want to accept. Songs on this album will contradict each other, will probably upset some of you, will make you want to dance, cry, fuck and drive your car really, really, fast. It’s extremely personal as always which is why it’s so hard to describe in just a few words. It’s all my feelings, thoughts and questions put together in under 50 minutes with no answers. But I know that I always feel relief and connection when a song just speaks to my emotions without telling me what to do about them. I hope this album reaches that little secret pocket in your heart where all the real stuff is hiding."


  1. No One Dies From Love
  2. Suburbia
  3. 2 Die 4
  4. True Romance
  5. Grapefruit
  6. Cute & Cruel (feat. First Aid Kit)
  7. Call on Me (with SG Lewis)
  8. Attention Whore (feat. Channel Tres)
  9. Pineapple Slice (with SG Lewis)
  10. I’m to Blame
  11. Kick In The Head
  12. How Long
"True Romance" is out now. Tove Lo's Dirt Femme album will be released via Pretty Swede Records / mtheory on 14 October, and is available to pre-order now.
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