Swedish siren Lykke Li drops her second album, Wounded Rhymes, next week. Her 2008 debut, Youth Novels, was a relatively straightforward singer-songwriter affair, with the occasional nod to electropop like the infectious “Complaint Department.”
With this release, she fully embraces her pop side, while also layering confident sensuality and Nordic mysticism.
“Get Some”, released back in November — and since given the remix treatment from both Beck and Mike D of the Beastie Boys — sets an unmistakable tone the refrain “I’m your prostitute, you gonna get some”:
Less brazen and more haunting is the single “I Follow Rivers”, issued just a few weeks back:
If you like what you’ve heard so far, check out this exclusive stream of the whole album. It gets maudlin at times, but be sure to try “Rich Kid Blues” and “Jerome”:
Lykke Li will be on tour in the states beginning in May. With the release of Wounded Rhymes, you can expect a wave of anticipation and a string of sold out shows to follow.