Posts Tagged ‘Lykke Li’
When Lykke Li‘s popularity finally landed in the US, we were all pretty much blown away by her adorable eccentricity on Youth Novels. However, it’s personally been a long time since I’ve heard any new material live up to the power of “I’m Good, I’m Gone.” Guest spots on songs such as Royksopp’s “Miss It So Much,” Amanda Blank‘s “Leaving You Behind” and even a track on Twilight’s New Moon soundtrack (“Possibility”) were nice but there hasn’t been a track of hers that has forcefully grabbed me as much as her first single did.
The Swedish singer has maintained her mysteriousness as well as her coy sensuality but even with the bold, “Get Some” off her her upcoming album, Wounded Rhymes, I still wasn’t feeling all of it. The track is loved by many, many music critics I know (Beck even remixed the track), but it wasn’t until I heard “I Follow Rivers” that my hopes were pulled back up to where they belonged.
“I Follow Rivers” contains lyrics which don’t try so hard and manages to please my ears while combining both her old and new songwriting styles. With a thread of tribal beats that pulls the entire song together, the chorus is also incredibly catchy all on its own.
Take a listen to both “I Follow Rivers” and “Get Some” along with a few remixes below!
It was the other week that Robyn offered a free download of her favorite El Perro del Mar song, “Change of Heart.” Now it appears another Swedish gem has popped up on the internet for both El Perro del Mar and Lykke Li fans. (What did I tell you. Swedes stick together!)
In this video below, you’ll see El Perro del Mar and Lykke Li singing a duet version of “Change of Heart” in a very stripped down and acoustic version which was recorded somewhere on a rooftop terrace in Los Angeles. (El Perro del Mar opened for fellow Swedes, Peter, Bjorn and John, at Club Nokia a few months ago. That was the same show Lykke Li made a special appearance at during “Young Folks.” I assume this was recorded around the same time.)
The two ladies sound lovely as ever and, of course, look flawless. Watch the duet below!
Lykke Li first burst out onto the music scene with your hit single, “I’m Good, I’m Gone” a track off of her debut album Youth Novels (2008). She joined other famous blond Swedes such as Robyn and Jens Lekman by gaining popularity for her unique style. There is an endearing sound to her vocals where they may deceivingly come off small but instead echo very large with her inflections of soul. To add to her success, her song, “Possibility” was recently included on the New Moon soundtrack.
Today, she offered a free promo cover of “Will You Still Love Me Tomorrow,” a song written by Gerry Goffin and Carole King and made most popular by The Shirelles. The song, itself, ranks at #125 in Rolling Stone’s list of The 500 Greatest Songs of All Time, and Lykke Li strips it down to the bare minimum in this recording by using only vocals and piano.
Take a listen below, grab the mp3 as well as the one for “Possibility,” and watch the live video over here where they also have another link for others who want to download.