Swedish recording artist Tove Styrke has released a cover of Lorde’s “Liability,” a track from her new 2017 album Melodrama. Stream “liability (demo)” below.
The Lorde cover comes perfectly timed as a preview for Styrke’s spring 2018 U.S. tour with Lorde slated to kick off March 1.
Of the track, Styrke describes, “It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Lorde and everything she creates. And the fact that I’ll get to tour with her next year still blows my freaking mind everytime I think about it. I got this idea to make a little something while preparing for the tour and being in the studio finishing my upcoming singles and album. Yay for multitasking! So I made this cover of one of my favorite songs, ‘Liability.'”
Listen to Tove Styrke’s cover of Liability below:
See the full tour date listing below for Styrke’s spring 2018 run with Lorde. Tickets are on sale now HERE.
Mar 1 // Milwaukee, WI @ BMO Harris Bradley Center
Mar 2 // St. Louis, MO @ Chaifetz Arena
Mar 3 // Kansas City, MO @ Sprint Center
Mar 5 // Denver, CO @ Pepsi Center
Mar 8 // Vancouver, BC @ Rogers Arena
Mar 9 // Seattle, WA @ KeyArena at the Seattle Center
Mar 10 // Portland, OR @ Moda Center at the Rose Garden
Mar 12 // Sacramento, CA @ Golden1 Center
Mar 13 // Oakland, CA @ The Oracle Arena
Mar 14 // Los Angeles, CA @ Staples Center
Mar 16 // Glendale, AZ @ Gila River Arena
Mar 18 // Dallas, TX @ American Airlines Center
Mar 19 // Houston, TX @ Toyota Center
Mar 21 // Tulsa, OK @ BOK Center
Mar 23 // St. Paul, MN @ Xcel Energy Center
Earlier this fall, Styrke released new single “Mistakes,” which was co-written and produced by fellow Swede Elof Loelv (Rihanna, Zara Larsson, Icona Pop). The track has seen widespread acclaim sparking Idolator to call it, “minimal electro-pop with maximum impact,” and TIME to remark that Styrke is, “carving out her own sweet spot in contemporary pop.” About the track, which hit #1 on Hype Machine, Entertainment Weekly further proclaimed, “Styrke is making some of the most interesting and daring pop songs of 2017,” and NYLON asserted, “This is your new anthem for getting lil’ naughty.” The track has quickly received nearly 8 million Spotify streams and was released alongside a stunning video that followed Styrke through a runaway bride episode with a twist. Styrke explained to The FADER, “The song is about embracing your wrongs, letting go of yourself and not be perfect. The bride to me is a nice image of ‘perfection’ and it was fun to put a twist on that…it’s more like she’s running back to herself rather than running away.” Shawn Mendes is also “obsessed” with “Mistakes” naming it one of his favorite tracks of 2017 in an interview with NME.
Released April 2017, previous single “Say My Name” saw critical praise sparking Rolling Stone to grant it the #11 spot on their ‘Top Songs of 2017’ list as well as nods from the likes of Sam Smith and Lena Dunham. The track currently has over 12 million Spotify streams and was Tove’s first single since her 2015 U.S. debut Kiddo. “Say My Name” has garnered significant buzz, reaching #11 on Spotify’s US Viral 50 chart and #12 on the Global Viral 50 chart. Additionally, the track is Lorde-approved, as the singer included the track on her “Homemade Dynamite” Spotify playlist. The song was also #1 on Hype Machine and has received stellar press coverage, with outlets such as Pigeons and Planes coining it “a summer hit” and Noisey calling it “the best song ever made by a person.”
A platinum selling and Grammy nominated artist in her native Sweden, Tove Styrke has been on a fast rise since the release of Kiddo, bolstered by striking lead single, “Borderline,” as well as strong follow-ups, “Ego” and “Number One.” The album paved the way for a full North American headline tour, SXSW appearances, a performance on Late Night with Seth Meyers and widespread critical acclaim. As Pigeons and Planes exclaimed, “Tove carries herself in a way that makes it impossible not to smile throughout the show. She’s fun, a little weird (in a good way—think MØ, Grimes, Björk), and totally captivating.” Noisey added, “…The Swedish singer is coming back louder than ever,” and NYLON called her “…one of the country’s biggest up-and-coming singer-songwriters.” Tove Styrke first landed a record deal with Sony Sweden in her late teens, which led to the 2010 release of her debut album, Tove Styrke. Since the release of Kiddo, Styrke has stayed busy in the studio as well as touring with Years & Years and a UK television performance on Top of the Pops with Alan Walker.