Lykke Li is a Swedish indie singer. Her music often blends elements of pop, electronic, and alternative rock; various instruments can also be found in her songs, including violins, tambourines, trumpets, saxophones, and cellos. A pretty interesting mix of instruments. She released her debut album, Youth Novels, in 2008. And soon it's time for Lykke to hit the road, see the upcoming show dates below.
Her debut was actually pretty good, this is a style that does not really appeal to me, but somehow she manages to get me interested. The latest single "Get Some" has successfully become entrenched, but disappeared some time in from my mind until I put the brake on it a bit harder type of rock. This morning, I screwed up "Get Some" by mistake on the radio and stayed on that channel as it was played at, really good, played on a lap at Spotify on the job and now I have to share with you on:)
Feels a bit as I've consumed over the harder style of rock a bit, very well have been due to all the live concerts that were in November and December last year, this year has started quite calm, which has been quite nice, but it soon breaks loose again.
Todays tune "Get Some" it's from her upcoming second studio album, Wounded Rhymes. Produced by Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, it was released in Sweden on 22 October 2010 as the album's lead single. The video for Get Some, directed by Johan Söderberg.
During an interview for The Guardian on 13 December 2010, Li said of the song:
"A lot of people think it's about sex. But it's about power. I was reading the Murakami book The Wind-Up Bird Chronicle, where she goes into this guy's mind by making him fantasise about her, so it's kind of like powerplay. As soon as a woman does anything, they seem to hit a nerve and it's back to sex. At least men seem to think that."
09 Mar 11 El Ray - Los Angeles - SOLD OUT
04 Apr 11 Grunspan - Hamburg
05 Apr 11 Astra Kulturhaus - Berlin
06 Apr 11 Muffathalle - Munich
09 Apr 11 Paradiso - Amsterdam
11 Apr 11 Gloria - Cologne
12 Apr 11 Trinity - Bristol
14 Apr 11 Shepherds Bush Empire - London
15 Apr 11 Cockpit - Leeds
16 Apr 11 Tripod - Dublin
18 Apr 11 Arches - Glasgow
19 Apr 11 Academy 2 - Manchester
21 Apr 11 Le Cigale - Paris
25 Apr 11 L'Antipode - Rennes
29 Apr 11 Vega - Copenhagen
30 Apr 11 Rockefelier - Oslo
02 May 11 Cirkus - Stockholm
15 May 11 9:30 Club - Washington
16 May 11 Theatre Of Living Arts - Philadelphia
17 May 11 Webster Hall - New York
18 May 11 Webster Hall - New York
20 May 11 Paradise - Boston
21 May 11 Metropolis - Montreal
22 May 11 Phoenix Concert Theatre - Toronto
23 May 11 Metro - Chicago
26 May 11 Showbox At The Market - Seattle
27 May 11 Vogue Theatre - Vancouver
US Tour28 May 11 Wonder Ballroom - Portland
30 May 11 Regency Center - San Francisco
31 May 11 Wiltern - LA
More info @ Official Lykke Li Website or on MySpace
Listen to "Lykke Li - Get Some" on Spotify here!
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