Stream: Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes - 22 Feb 2011 | Clash Music Latest Breaking Music News

this is beautiful. i’ve read so many interviews recently with her which have slightly coloured this listening experience for me - where she’s irritable, unfriendly, even quite harsh to the interviewer - and where it’s also been implied that this album is a huge departure particularly with vocal style and delivery, as well as a completely different sound to the first. forgive me if i’m wrong but i can still hear that sweet sweet little-girl voice, and an overwhelming 60s-influenced sound to these tracks - particuarly toward the second half of the album.

in my opinion it’s certainly not as sparse a production as the first, with more layers of instrumentation and perhaps a more beefed-up sound, for lack of a better word. but mainly it’s just lyrically where this one is so different; reviews - to be honest largely led by lykke li herself - have focussed on discussion on feminism, the judgement of ‘women in music’ these days, and her reference to prostitution weaving in and out of the album. not dancing, love (little bits of it or otherwise), heartbreak this time around.

at the same time as seeming to shy from the limelight, or feel awkward about attention, she seems to wish for success - commenting that the Twilight opportunity (she recorded new song ‘Possibilities’ for the last film) was perfect for a new audience (particularly of introverted teens!) to discover her music.

anyway, i’m not sure what my point is - just, well… have a listen for yourself really!

Stream: Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes - 22 Feb 2011 | Clash Music Latest Breaking Music News

this is beautiful. i’ve read so many interviews recently with her which have slightly coloured this listening experience for me - where she’s irritable, unfriendly, even quite harsh to the interviewer - and where it’s also been implied that this album is a huge departure particularly with vocal style and delivery, as well as a completely different sound to the first. forgive me if i’m wrong but i can still hear that sweet sweet little-girl voice, and an overwhelming 60s-influenced sound to these tracks - particuarly toward the second half of the album.

in my opinion it’s certainly not as sparse a production as the first, with more layers of instrumentation and perhaps a more beefed-up sound, for lack of a better word. but mainly it’s just lyrically where this one is so different; reviews - to be honest largely led by lykke li herself - have focussed on discussion on feminism, the judgement of ‘women in music’ these days, and her reference to prostitution weaving in and out of the album. not dancing, love (little bits of it or otherwise), heartbreak this time around.

at the same time as seeming to shy from the limelight, or feel awkward about attention, she seems to wish for success - commenting that the Twilight opportunity (she recorded new song ‘Possibilities’ for the last film) was perfect for a new audience (particularly of introverted teens!) to discover her music.

anyway, i’m not sure what my point is - just, well… have a listen for yourself really!

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