I know I’m a little late, but I got off the plane from Halifax to a wonderful surprise. I’ve been waiting forever, and it’s finally here: Lykke Li‘s sophomore album, Wounded Rhymes–streaming in its entirety before its Feb. 28, 2011 release date. I don’t know about you, but I’ve been loving her darker, grittier, and sexier sound.
I haven’t listened to the whole album yet, but I thought I’d share the love first. I’ll post my thoughts later after I’ve gotten a good listen! Enjoy!
I apologize for the lack of updates recently. I’ve been incredibly swamped with school and…well, school. You know how it is. Anyway, on to business…Lykke Li.
Another remix of her single, “I Follow Rivers” has popped up–this time by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. That guy likes to bury vocals and use horns (as evidenced by his production on Holly Miranda’s The Magician’s Private Library), so of course there’s a full horn/brass section on this remix (which I find a bit abrasive). Personally, I prefer the original and The Magician remix better, but that’s just me–you can decide for yourself!
The indie darling has also released a video entitled, “Untitled.” I’m not sure if it’s an EPK for the album, or an introduction track of sorts–but the again I have no idea what’s going on in the video itself. Let’s just say it involves a big white dog, sand, knives, lots of flailing around and stabbings of knives into the sand, a deck of cards, and artistry with a switchblade. And all that while wearing five-inch white stilettos.
“Oh I beg you, can I follow?” she opens on “I Follow Rivers.”
Gone are the days of quirky mellow beats or adorable timidness. Lykke Li is a woman embracing a new confidence in the form of the undeniable sexual energy coursing through the veins of the new tracks that have been released so far (namely, “Get Some”).
After the release of “Get Some”–the lead single off the pint-sized Swede’s forthcoming album, Wounded Rhymes (out March 1 via LL Recordings)–and the haunting b-side “Paris Blues,” it sounds like she’s armed and ready to take on 2011. And with the recent release of “I Follow Rivers,” an exotic sounding tribal-tinged track, with constant heavy, thudding heartbeat and conga-like drums, she’s showing no signs of letting up. Mark your calendars, folks: March 1.
[LISTEN]: Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
[LISTEN]: Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers” (The Magician Remix)
I have to say, I’m pretty excited for Lykke Li’s sophomore album, Wounded Rhymes (due out March 1 via her own label, LL Recordings).
I loved Youth Novels (2008), but everyone’s favourite Swede seems to be growing up a bit with the introduction of some darker, heavier sounds and downright sassy lyrics (“Like a shotgun needs an outcome / I’m your prostitute / You gon’ get some”) on the first single (“Get Some”) off her forthcoming album, so it’ll be interesting to hear the finished package.
Just released is Beck’s remix of “Get Some” (which you can download for free). Just thought I’d add a little mp3 treat today since I (and probably a lot of you) are super busy with finals and what not. Think of it as a little pick me up.
Also If you haven’t already grabbed her new (though not so new anymore considering it was released back in October) single, “Get Some” and b-side “Paris Blue,” head HERE to download it for free! You can listen to the two tracks plus a few remixes below.
Break over. Now back to studying!
[MP3]: Lykki Li – “Get Some” (Remix by Beck) (right-click, save as)