SOLD OUT: Tove Styrke with Guest Au/Ra
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Tove Styrke is a platinum-selling and award-winning artist in her native Sweden. She was quickly picked up by RCA (in the U.S. and UK) on her last album, Kiddo, which was released in 2015. Kiddo, which featured singles “Borderline” and “Ego,” was widely acclaimed by BBC Radio 1, Q Magazine, Sunday Times, FADER Magazine, Billboard, and Entertainment Weekly. Styrke completed a North American headline tour to support the album with support band LANY. In addition, she performed seven shows at SXSW and made an appearance on Late Night with Seth Meyers. In fall 2015, she was chosen as support act for Years & Years’ UK tour. She also performed “Faded” with Alan Walker on the UK television special Top of the Pops New Year’s Eve in December 2016.
Styrke quickly became a media and blog darling. She has done several photo shoots and been featured in publications such as Interview Magazine, Teen Vogue, TIME, Rolling Stone, and SPIN.
Au/Ra is an Ibiza-born, Antigua-based artist who recently released her second single, “Kicks,” following the success of her debut single, “Concrete Jungle.”
“ ‘Kicks’ is about accepting uniqueness,” she said. “I find my thrills when writing songs, listening to good music, being creative or fangirling over a TV series, while somebody else might get a kick out of doing something completely different that feeds their passions. ‘Kicks’ is about being OK with who you are and your differences, and owning that.”
Although the minimal, glitchy production of “Kicks” and her debut single are a fitting introduction to her sound, her love of marrying make-believe with reality and presenting it with infectious pop melodies is what leaves listeners hungry for more.
Watch Styrke’s music video for “Sway”: