From SXSW to NYC Tove Styrke is keeping up her buzz worthy appeal as she tours the US. Tove Styrke’s first taste of the professional music scene was as a contestant on Swedish Idol back in 2009. And while she only finished in third, Styrke went on to sign with Sony Music. Her self-titled electro-pop debut full-length came out a year later, earning the singer-songwriter comparisons to fellow countrywoman Robyn. After taking some time away from the music industry, Styrke released her Borderline EP in late 2014 and sparked a defiant new sound. With the same accessible pop sensibilities that made her debut so irresistible, Styrke’s new songs are propelled by the contagious spirit of a young woman breaking free from long-standing cultural, political and geographic borders.
Ahead of her new album “Kiddo” due out June 9th, we caught her show in NYC over the weekend. She brought an array of ’90s pop, reggae and modern electropop that kept us dancing all night. Styrke’s music radiates an infectious, carefree energy—nicely balancing the weighty social message of female independence and empowerment that guides her lyrics. It’s the kind of music that perfectly soundtracks summertime road trips to the beach, while slipping in commentary that’ll stay on your mind long after you return home.
Check out one of my favorite tunes “Borderline” below:
Her upcoming tour dates here: