Thursday, March 20, 2014

Lykke Li - "No Rest for the Wicked"

Live, her performances were as startling as they were riveting: armed with a pared down drum kit, a necklace made out of percussive instruments, a guitar, a bass and a microphone, many were confounded by how much energy, emotion and heart came out of one very simple set-up. Youth Novels skyrocketed to the top of many of 2008’s Best Of lists and saw Lykke Li sell out tours across the globe, including lauded sets at massive festivals such as Glastonbury Festival, Coachella Festival, Lollapalooza

After her debut album, Lykke was tagged as a "pop princess". But she disagreed that "in this day and age, suddenly pop music has this negative, fake and disgusting image." She cited Neil Young, The Shangri-Las, This Mortal Coil, The Beatles, and Rolling Stones as influences and said "they aren’t pop anymore by today’s standards, but they were."

Her third LP, titled I Never Learn, is set for a release through Atlantic Records on May 5.

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