I tend to obsess when I find new music that I like and I end up playing it over and over and over. Right now, it’s Lykke Li’s new album, Wounded Rhymes. It’s no secret that I’m a huge fan of Lykke Li. She's been my favourite artist since I first heard her debut album, Youth Novel, back in 2008, and seeing her amazing live show in Toronto in 2009 only solidified her permanent place on my playlist. For a tiny, 24-year-old Swedish girl, she had such amazing energy and passion.
You can imagine my excitement upon the release of her second album in February of this year. I’ll admit I wasn’t sure if I liked it at first, as it’s quite different from her previous msuic, but it definitely grew on me as a darker, stripped down, almost tribal version of the Lykke Li I loved. Her first two singles (below) are fantastic, but after a few listens, it’s the quiet soulful songs, like Unrequited, that really stand out for me. Have a listen and let me know what you think.
Happy weekend, everyone!