Tove Lo explores sexual awakenings in new short film ‘Blue Lips’

The 25-minute short was directed by artist Malia James

Tove Lo has released a new 25-minute short film to accompany her 2017 album ‘Blue Lips [Lady Wood Phase II]’.

Directed by artist Malia James, it stars the Swedish pop star and Ouji actress Ana Coto as best friends trying to escape heartbreak and boredom – as well as celebrating the friendship between the two women.

James has created music videos for the likes of Halsey, Catfish and the Bottlemen, Troye Sivan and Alessia Cara in the past. You can watch the short film below.


“Tove has always been a dream artist for me to work with because she’s so fearlessly unapologetic about who she is and I’m honored to show that not only will she tell you to get your fucking tits out, she’ll also open up and share her heart with you,” James told The Fader.

“This is the last chapter of the Lady Wood Era, and it couldn’t have been completed in a better way than making this film with Malia,” Tove Lo added.

“All our late nights at her house where we watched movie after movie about love, friendships and all the drama that comes with it, sharing our own stories and feeling our very first film take shape.

“I was nervous about the acting, I’m very comfortable in front of the camera performing, but acting is a different thing,” she continued. “Malia really gave me confidence through out and I felt completely safe in her super woman hands.


“I love being involved in the visual expression of my music, and working this closely with a director that really knows how to capture the beautiful mess of it all was such a magic experience. This is just the start of a new journey!”

Earlier this summer, the pop star unveiled a NSFW video for the recent remix of ‘Bitches’, featuring Charli XCX, ALMA, Icona Pop and Elliphant.


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