Lykke Li is a Swedish singer-songwriter. Her music often blends elements of pop, indie rock, and electronic; various instruments can also be found in her songs, including violins, synthesizers, tambourines, trumpets, saxophones, and cellos. Li possesses the vocal range of a soprano.
I Never Learn is the third studio album by Swedish recording artist Lykke Li, released on 2 May 2014 on Li's LL Recordings.
Li recorded the album with Björn Yttling and Greg Kurstin. The album is considered to be the final entry in a thematically-related trilogy that began with her first two albums. Li announced the album with a short film directed by Tarik Saleh and featuring actor Fares Fares, both of whom are frequent collaborators of hers. The first week of March, Li released a video for the track "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone", also directed by Saleh. Time magazine's Melissa Locker wrote that the track was "heart-stoppingly stunning" and believed it was "a bare-knuckled thing of beauty. Heartrending and intimate, the song features Li's lush vocals front and center in the stripped down song. As the first taste of her new work, it bodes very well for the upcoming album".
In an interview with the NME on 17 January 2014, Li felt this album may establish her place in the music industry by stating:
It's always about me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman. I always feel like I've been slightly misunderstood. As a woman you get judged for appearances or things like that I don't really care about. If anything I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist. I really feel like I've found my voice.
Todays tune is the album's lead single, "No Rest for the Wicked", premiered online on 19 March 2014, and was released digitally on 21 April 2014.
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