(New York, NY – June 16, 2017) Today, Swedish recording artist Tove Styrke releases "Say My Name (Acoustic Version)” via Sony Music Sweden/RCA Records. The track, which is produced by renowned Swedish producer Björn Yttling (Lykke Li, Peter Bjorn & John, Kygo/Tom Odell, Franz Ferdinand etc.) features the catchy melody of the original track but transforms its sound with gritty guitar riffs and raw vocals. Click here to listen.
The original version of "Say My Name,” which currently has over 6 million streams worldwide since its April release, is Tove’s first single since her 2015 U.S. debut Kiddo. It 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.” "Say My Name" is co-written and produced by fellow Swede, Elof Loelv, who has worked with artists such as Rihanna ("Stay" feat. Mikky Ekko), Zara Larsson and Icona Pop. Lena Dunham recently co-signed Tove Styrke on her Instagram, calling her a ”dream woman.”
Additionally, the singer announces today a headlining show at Baby’s All Right in Brooklyn, New York on September 7th. Tickets are now on sale and are available on https://www.ticketfly.com/purchase/event/1508848. The show is ahead of her performance at Shadow of the City Music Festival in New Jersey and her tour with Bleachers, which she is embarking on as the opening act. It will kick off on September 12th in Asheville, NC and will stop in major cities such as Atlanta, Dallas, Los Angeles and more. Additional dates will be announced soon. Full tour routing listed below.
Tove Styrke Fall Tour Dates:
Sept 7, 2017 Brooklyn, NY Baby’s All Right (Presented by Popshop)
Sept 10, 2017 Asbury Park, NJ Shadow of the City Music Festival
Sept 12, 2017 Asheville, NC The Orange Peel
Sept 13, 2017 Nashville,TN Marathon Music Works
Sept 15, 2017 Atlanta, GA Center Stage
Sept 16, 2017 St. Petersburg, FL Jannus Live
Sept 17, 2017 Orlando, FL The Beacham Theater
Sept 19, 2017 Austin, TX Emo's
Sept 20, 2017 Dallas,TX House of Blues
Sept 26, 2017 Los Angeles, CA The Fonda Theatre
Sept 27, 2017 San Diego, CA The Observatory North Park
*more dates to be announced
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, 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.
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