I apologize for the lack of updates recently. I’ve been incredibly swamped with school and…well, school. You know how it is. Anyway, on to business…Lykke Li.
Another remix of her single, “I Follow Rivers” has popped up–this time by TV on the Radio’s Dave Sitek. That guy likes to bury vocals and use horns (as evidenced by his production on Holly Miranda’s The Magician’s Private Library), so of course there’s a full horn/brass section on this remix (which I find a bit abrasive). Personally, I prefer the original and The Magician remix better, but that’s just me–you can decide for yourself!
The indie darling has also released a video entitled, “Untitled.” I’m not sure if it’s an EPK for the album, or an introduction track of sorts–but the again I have no idea what’s going on in the video itself. Let’s just say it involves a big white dog, sand, knives, lots of flailing around and stabbings of knives into the sand, a deck of cards, and artistry with a switchblade. And all that while wearing five-inch white stilettos.
“Oh I beg you, can I follow?” she opens on “I Follow Rivers.”
Gone are the days of quirky mellow beats or adorable timidness. Lykke Li is a woman embracing a new confidence in the form of the undeniable sexual energy coursing through the veins of the new tracks that have been released so far (namely, “Get Some”).
After the release of “Get Some”–the lead single off the pint-sized Swede’s forthcoming album, Wounded Rhymes (out March 1 via LL Recordings)–and the haunting b-side “Paris Blues,” it sounds like she’s armed and ready to take on 2011. And with the recent release of “I Follow Rivers,” an exotic sounding tribal-tinged track, with constant heavy, thudding heartbeat and conga-like drums, she’s showing no signs of letting up. Mark your calendars, folks: March 1.
[LISTEN]: Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”
[LISTEN]: Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers” (The Magician Remix)