Lykke Li spoke with TheVine in a Q&A, where the Swedish singer discussed singing being a spiritual process for her, how she hates recording, her songwriting process, and how a lengthy tour impacts her. “After a while of touring – I’ve toured for so long, you can’t even imagine – you just get into a routine, where the show is the show and that’s like the pearl in the oyster,” she explained. “You save that for later and then you’ve got to figure out routines [around it]. So you don’t like, die on tour. Because you feel nauseous, you’ve been travelling, you miss your friends, you haven’t slept. So the days are just about recovering. Staying alive, you know?”
Swedish singer Lykke Li performed songs from her new record ‘Wounded Rhymes’ live on Morning Becomes Eclectic last week. The singer was asked what she wanted to accomplish with ‘Wounded Rhymes’ differently than from her last album. “I think I just wanted to make it more direct, more emotional, more raw… a bigger punch, you know,” she responded. “More honest, more of everything! But less atmosphere and baby fat.” Check out her performance of ‘I Follow Rivers’, the interview and more below.
Lykke Li is out with the music video to her new single ‘I Follow Rivers’, off the Swedish indie pop singer’s second studio album ‘Wounded Rhymes’, released on March 1st on Atlantic Records. Watch the Tarik Saleh directed video via YouTube below.
Footage of Lykke Li performing ‘Possibility’ has been posted at the Swedish pop singer’s YouTube channel. The song is featured on ‘The Twilight Saga: New Moon’ soundtrack. The 24-year-old writes:
Here you go, Internet.
The first live performance EVER of this song:
An homage to an idea lost in the fire.
Fortunately for us all, two camera men happened to be lurking in the shadows while me and my band got our groove on for the first time since we recorded it.
Why the wait one might think? Well, me as well as other things had to dwell and change shapes for a while but now… Winter became spring. There is hope again!
Watch it via YouTube below the cut.
Sarah Assbring (aka El Perro Del Mar) and Lykke Li performed ‘Change Of Heart’ live on a house terrace in Los Angeles. ‘Change Of Heart’ from the new El Perro Del Mar album ‘Love Is Not Pop’. Watch it via YouTube below.
Robyn joined Lykke Li in a performance of ‘I Want To Break Free’ by Queen at Way Out West 2009 in Göteborg, Sweden over the weekend. The singers began the song wearing burqas that they later stripped off. Watch fan filmed footage below the cut. (more…)
Lykke Li spent some time backstage with Billboard at Lollapalooza 2009 in Chicago over the weekend, talking about her songwriting process pulling from past heartbreak, being told by her mother she’s very sensitive, not listening to anything, and being in the investigating stage of writing her next record. Watch the interview via YouTube below the cut. (more…)
Lykke Li is out with an acoustic live video for ‘I’m Good, I’m Gone’, featuring Robyn, Adam Olenius and Bebban Stenborg of Shout Out Louds, Daniel Värjö of The Concretes, Lars Skoglund of Laakso, and Mikael of Hjalmarj. Watch it below the fold. (more…)