Posts filed under ‘Lykke Li’
It’s always nice to open your e-mail to a surprise. Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li sent out “The Lost Sessions Vol. 1″, a three-track bundle with stripped-down versions of three “Wounded Rhymes” tracks: “Jerome”, “I Follow Rivers”, and “Youth Knows No Pain”. You can stream it below and/or download your own copy for free at Lykke’s official website or at her soundcloud page here. I say this so often, but I swear Lykke has some very good PR folks, or is just plain savvy about how to keep her name out there, and please fans — even beyond making a good album. What’s also nice, is that “Vol. I” signifies that it may be followed by more volumes, right? – David D. Robbins Jr.
Lykke Li loves the visuals. And it seems she has an eye for it. We’ve seen her on the moon for “I Will Follow” and “I Know Places”. She commands a kaleidoscopic tribal dance sequence in the video for “Get Some”. Now she has a new video for “Sadness is a Blessing”, also off her recent release “Wounded Rhymes”. The video stars actor Stellan Skarsgård, who has played many roles, including one as a paralyzed oil man in the gorgeous Lars Von Trier film, “The Breaking Waves”, and the more well-known role of an M.I.T. professor in “Good Will Hunting”. It’s a beautifully shot video, with Lykke getting a bit tipsy and finding herself nearly escorted out of a fancy restaurant for dancing among the tables. She loses herself in the feeling, as Skarsgård (perhaps playing the husband) watches silently. Frankly, this is my kind of video, which plays like a mini-film along with accenting the music. It’s eccentric and lovely. Watch above. – David D. Robbins Jr.
Lykke Li has another video for a track off her recent release,”Wounded Rhymes”. This time it’s for her song, “I Know Places”, and it’s on the Moon. Well, just imagine really hard. It’s an apropos location for this track, a pretty low-key number about seeking out isolation. It’s a promotion for a web application. Here is what she says at her website: “To celebrate the release of ‘Wounded Rhymes’ Lykke Li will be performing for her fans on the Moon! To get there you have to travel the world to places of significance, growth and emotion in Lykke’s life in order to collect pieces from her album. You can also add your own special location to share with those you’re close to. Be it the location where your loved ones are, or just a place with a special meaning.” – David D. Robbins Jr.
Lykke Li sure knows how to stay in the blogosphere buzz. Credit her PR people. I say that in all sincerity. Of course, it’s a lot easier to keep your name out there when you make music like “Get Some” and “I Follow Rivers” — two tracks off her newest LP “Wounded Rhymes”. Between new videos, songs posted at bandcamp and HypeMachine, there an added treat to Lykke Li website members — and acoustic version of “I Follow Rivers”. If you’re a member, then you’ve heard the gem already. But if you’re not, click here and sign up to receive this bonus. – David D. Robbins Jr.
Lykke Li posted a new track, “Love Out of Lust”, at her soundcloud page. The singer says the song is one of her personal favourites taken from the upcoming album “Wounded Rhymes”, due out March 1st. Click on the photo above to go to her soundcloud site to listen. – David D. Robbins Jr.
QUICK POST: It’s good to wake up, check my e-mail, and find new videos for great tracks. (Apparently, I slept in a bit late, ‘cuz this thing is already running across the music blogosphere like wildfire.) Sweden’s Lykke Li has a new kaleidoscopic video for her latest single, “Get Some”. I so dig this track. It’s sensual and menacing. Maybe it’s the crazy jungle bass beat. Or maybe it’s that line, “Like a shotgun, needs an outcome / I’m your prostitute / You gonna get some.” You can download “Get Some” for free at http://www.LykkeLi.com. The video is directed by Johan Söderberg. – David D. Robbins Jr.
WHET YOUR WHISTLE: Swedish singer Lykke Li plans on releasing an album sometime early next year. Until then, you can get your fix and download a free copy of the first single, “Get Some” from her official website. Also included is the song “Paris Blue”. Click here to grab both songs for the cost of an e-mail. Read the above lyrics to “Get Some”, a song overflowing with unabashed sexuality, as you listen to the song below. It’s a good one. – David D. Robbins Jr.