Wake Up Call, the first onsite W Hotel music festival, took place in W Hotels around the world this year, including Hollywood, Barcelona and Bali. Swedish singer and songwriter Tove Lo sat down with Billboard Radio China at W Bali to discuss her new singles with Charli XCX and Phoebe Ryan and her future plans.
At W Hotels Hollywood, she surprised her friend Charli XCX by dancing in front of the stage. Tove Lo explained that they met through mutual contacts in the industry, and they became good friends over time and are very supportive of each other's careers. They have collaborated on quite a few songs, including Lo's new single, "bitches."
"Bitches" was first released without features, but Tove later decided the song's "fun, cheeky, female empowerment message" would be conveyed stronger with female artists she knows, respects and loves. Charli XCX, Icona Pop, Elliphant and ALMA joined the remix and got into their characters in the video, in which they act as BDSM coaches for a couple who is looking to spice up their relationship.