Tove Lo Announces ‘Sunshine Kitty’ Album Release Date, Promises Songs About ‘Being a Vulnerable Weirdo’


When Tove Lo released her tongue-in-cheek single “Glad He’s Gone” earlier this year, fans everywhere rejoiced — after a brief two years since her Blue Lips record, the Swedish pop phenom was already set to gift her fans with another album. 

On Thursday (August 1), Lo finally gave the people what they wanted and announced the release date for Sunshine Kitty, the singer’s upcoming fourth studio album. In an Instagram post, the singer revealed that the album would be available on September 20, while peppering in a taste of what’s to come.

“It’s filled with songs about naive love, teen crushes, future fears and being a vulnerable weirdo,” she wrote. “I’m so proud of this album, and so grateful to everyone involved!! COUNTING DOWN.”

The announcement comes one day before Lo is set to release her next single, “Bad as the Boys,” featuring Finnish pop star Alma. In a teaser video posted to her Instagram, the star can be seen performing an a capella, karaoke version of the song. “Maybe the heat just got me blind/ She’s so fine,” Lo sings. 

In a recent interview with Billboard, Lo revealed the meaning of the album’s title. While Sunshine Kitty is a clear ode to what Lo called “pussy power,” she also said that the inspiration came from an episode of Girls, where Lena Dunham’s character discusses how one of her favorite authors tans her vagina to soak up the power of the sun. “I just thought that was amazing, and it made me feel good and happy,” she said.

Check out Tove Lo’s full album announcement below, and pre-order Sunshine Kitty here.