Thursday, 7 February 2008

lykkeeeee liiiii.

Lykke Li has been no stranger to blog love over the past few months. Her song ‘Little Bit’ was recommended by several who found her sound to be completely refreshing and different to the majority of artists currently being churned out to satisfy members of the public who are easily pleased and wooed by the voices of mass media. The Sun readers… Ahem.

Lykke Li is from Stockholm, Sweden and like Robyn, Lykke Li has a sweet-syrupy content to her vocals. It’s insanely endearing and can pretty much wash away a shitty day at work/school/life in general. There’s also a minimalism in her tracks that seems only to enhance the ‘light’ factor in Lykke’s music.

Her debut album, ‘Youth Novels’, has just been released in Sweden (order it here!) and it’s really quite good. Filled with simple instrumental backing tracks, soft electronic bleeps and bloops, then topped off with Lykke Li’s voice like the cherry on top of a sundae, this album has taken 12 cohesive tracks and become a stellar debut release.

Lykke Li - Let It Fall [YSI] [Sendspace mirror]