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“My style is a bit schizo but I have a lot of black clothes and a lot of vintage” Lykke Li
Sometimes a song presents on your life in an spontaneous way. Whether you were watching a movie, a show , or you were doing some sport at the gym. In any case what I want to tell you is that there are few songs that stay in our mind. Not only because maybe they came at the right moment, but because they create an atmosphere.
A new song always gives you a feeling of freshness. You can hear the song again and again without getting tired of it and this feeling it’s just amazing. It is the best feeling when you have discover a new song. Therefore I wanted to share an amazing artist that I discovered when I was watching a series named MisFits, and I heard the song Until We Bleed.
The song captured the perfect moment of the scenes, and it just took me once to hear it and it stayed in my mind the rest of the day. I kept mumbling the rhythm that stayed with me even if I didn’t got a clue of what the lyrics where. But that is a good song my fellows! It is not only the melody, but also the rhythm, the beats that make you feel the music inside you.
Well enough of my explanations, I wanted to share something with you and as I told you I discovered this artist. Her name is Lykke Li, she is 25 years old and she comes originally form Sweden.
I have never seen or her about her, but based on my research we can read that she is becoming pretty much an icon in the U.K already. But well for all of you, which have or haven’t discovered her I hope you enjoy this article.
She is a writer and composer. When you hear her music, you will hear a blend of different instruments such as trumpets, saxophones, violins, cellos, synthesizers, which make a perfect combination to integrate electronic, pop, and indie rock music. Her first album, named Youth Novels was released in 2008, when she was just 19 years old. But this year with the release of her second album, Wounded Rhymes her style and music have exploded like a lightning thunder. The album was released in Sweden on March 2011.
Lykee Li shared this words with Pitchfork Media, talking about her song Get Some:
“Get Some” is] just a snapshot, but the album is darker, moodier, and the lyrics are heavier. There’s less atmosphere, more directness. I was 19 when I recorded my first album, and I’ve been exposed to many things during these last few years; all the baby fat is gone. I dove into the craziness and did things that maybe I would think twice about when I get older. And I’m a really restless person; I’m tired of the way I sounded or looked yesterday.
So it’s hard to hang onto this image of me as this young Swedish female in this world. People comment on how you look, it’s so unnecessary. I just wanted people to listen to what I have to say instead of focusing on anything else. And, of course, there are a lot of things I’m angry about in the world”.
She is everything but common, you can see her on stage soon, she will be performing at the Latitude Festival 2011 in the U.K between the 14 and 17 of July 2011 at Henham Park in Suffolk, England.
Her style, fashion, voice and attitude make Lykee Li and interesting musician. She exposes a sweet but also a tough personality.
I leave you with a great list of songs that are featured on her second album for you to hear:
1. “Youth Knows No Pain”
2. “I Follow Rivers”
3. “Love Out of Lust”
4. “Unrequited Love”
5. “Get Some”
6. “Rich Kids Blues”
7. “Sadness Is a Blessing”
8. “I Know Places”
10. “Silent My Song”