Queen of the Clouds

Queen of the Clouds
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Studio album by Tove Lo
Released24 September 2014 (2014-09-24)
RecordedEarly 2013 – Spring 2014
Tove Lo chronology
Truth Serum
Queen of the Clouds
Lady Wood
Singles from Queen of the Clouds
  1. "Habits (Stay High)"
    Released: 6 December 2013
  2. "Talking Body"
    Released: 13 January 2015
  3. "Timebomb"
    Released: 12 August 2015
  4. "Moments"
    Released: 27 October 2015

Queen of the Clouds is the debut studio album by Swedish singer Tove Lo. It was released on 24 September 2014 by Island Records. The album follows her first extended play Truth Serum (2014) and includes the successful singles "Habits (Stay High)" and "Talking Body". Lo worked with several writers and producers such as The Struts, Klas Åhlund, Alexander Kronlund, Alx Reuterskiöld, and Captain Cuts. Lyrically, the album's themes center on the stages of a relationship, including passion, love and break-ups.

The album garnered generally positive reviews from music critics who praised its production and lyrical content. On 25 September 2015, a Blueprint edition of the album was announced, including tracks from Truth Serum, a new version of "Moments", as well as the song "Not Made for This World" originally a Spotify only bonus track, and an explicit version of the song "Scream My Name" from The Hunger Games: Mockingjay – Part 1. She promoted the album with television performances and later on her Queen of the Clouds Tour.

Thematic background and development

Queen of the Clouds is the follow-up to Lo's debut extended play Truth Serum. The album is divided into three sections: "The Sex", "The Love" and "The Pain". Similar to theme of a poisoned relationship in Truth Serum, the album centers on a breakup and provides a complete story of her romantic struggles. She described her music as like a therapist where she could sing about things she would not normally dare to speak about.[3] The title for the album came from her song "Not on Drugs" and describes her new lifestyle touring the world after the success of her first EP. Lo said that it represented the feeling of "floating on top of the world" and that it was important that the album title represented her.[4]