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'I want to get to a place where women can be naked the same way that men can'

Tove Lo has explained the graphic nature of her recent short film ‘Fairy Dust’ – explaining that she wants to challenge the way that the world thinks about female nudity and masturbation.

The ‘Stay High’ and ‘Cool Girl’ Swedish pop sensation recently released her second album and the follow-up to ‘Queen Of The Clouds’, with ‘Lady Wood’ – which came accompanied by a raunchy short film ‘Fairy Dust’. The singer claimed that it was pulled from Youtube due to its ‘sexual content’. The clip features nudity and even a scene in which she can be seen masturbating.

“It could have been shot a million different ways,” Tove Lo told NME. “I could have been arching my back or looking more appealing, but it’s not about that. I’m here on my own and getting myself off. People might think it’s not that sexy, but you don’t see that much with women.”

‘Fairy Dust’ co-stars Lina Esco, the actress and activist who founded the Free The Nipple movement after directing a 2012 film about the legality of women baring their breasts in public. Tove Lo has supported the movement throughout the years, campaigning by often flashing her breasts during concerts.

“It’s not that important,” she told NME. “We put so much pressure and emphasis on looks. People think it’s what they should be focusing on, but it’s really not. It’s OK not to be beautiful!”

She added: “In the media, whenever you see a naked woman it’s always sexualised, or to please someone else’s eyes. I want to get to a place where women can be naked the same way that men can – funny naked or naked just to be naked.”

Tove Lo – Fairy Dust

‘Fairy Dust’ Short Film by Tove Lo. (C) 2016 Universal Music AB New Album ‘Lady Wood’ Out Now. //lnk.to/LadyWood Director: Tim Erem Video Producer: Nathan Scherrer Composers: Various Production company: Diktator Executive producer: Ian Blair, Tim Erem and Tove Lo Tracks: Influence feat. Wiz Khalifa Lady Wood True Disaster Cool Girl Vibes feat.

Tove Lo also told NME about her ‘disbelief that Donald Trump had become President.

“It’s unbelievable people can think a man who speaks that way about women and minorities is fit to run a country so big,” said Tove, who currently splits her time between New York and her native Sweden. “Maybe he’ll run it into the ground over the next four years and then we can start over with something more humane. I’m hoping things won’t turn into chaos – but I’m prepared to see it happen.”

Tove Lo’s upcoming UK tour dates are below – with tickets on sale from 10am on Friday 28 October.

 Wed March 15 2017 – MANCHESTER O2 Ritz
Fri March 17 2017 – LONDON O2 Shepherds Bush Empire