Tove Lo Explains Why She Called Her Sophomore LP ‘Lady Wood’

Pop Perspective: Tove Lo's "Cool Girl"
Is this another “Stay High”-sized smash, or has Tove Lo slightly missed the mark?

Tove Lo raised some eyebrows by naming her sophomore LP Lady Wood, but there’s a deeper reason than it just sounding awesome. “When you want someone to be brave, you say ‘grow some balls,'” the Swedish diva tells Vogue. “She’s a chick with balls. It’s almost like saying, ‘Don’t be a pussy.'” Sexism in the music industry also inspired the title. “I felt like I was getting asked all these questions because I’m a girl. Like, ‘Don’t you feel like you should be a better role model?’ Or ‘Don’t you feel like you shouldn’t be talking about this?'”

“I just remember defending myself in a lot of situations where I was wondering, ‘Why am I defending myself? I shouldn’t have to make a case about this,'” the 28-year-old continues. “To me, music and sex are very connected. I’m a very sexual person —not meaning I have sex all the time, but it’s like, I express myself with my body onstage and off. It’s a very beautiful, powerful thing.” So, back to that title. “It’s kind of like saying a chick with balls, but since we don’t have balls, it’s lady wood. Things that kind of terrify me and turn me on at the same time.” Fair enough.

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