Artist Alert: Lykke Li

I LOVE Lykke Li. Seriously, the woman is amazing. I’ve said before how much I love Kings of Leon, and Lykke Li here not only managed to cover/remix a KoL song, she made it better! Now that’s a difficult thing to achieve.

For those of you not in the know, Lykke Li is a Swedish singer who released her debut album Youth Novels – produced by Peter Bjorn and John’s Björn Yttling – just three years ago. She’s back in 2011 with the very highly anticipated Wounded Rhymes, which is already making waves for her sneak preview track Get Some. Get Some is not for the faint-hearted and easily scandalised, but it’s definitely a great first track – not only for returning with a bang but also because it’s just a damn good song.

The second single, I Follow Rivers, is so very different from Get Some that it’s difficult to imagine they are by the same artist. Just listen to the lyrics if you don’t believe me. It only goes to prove what I’m saying – Lykke Li is awesome.

And yes, she does vaguely resemble Lady Gaga, but is a million times cooler! That’s a good thing whether you’re a Gaga fan or not.

Love Out Of Lust

I Follow Rivers