Posts Tagged ‘Lykke Li’

Swedish video troika: jj x Lykke Li x Museum of Bellas Artes

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After the new post-album single Let Them, here we have the video for jj song-piece “You Know”, strangely from current LP n° 3. Directed by a by now unknown, since unnamed director. The last video for “Let Go” was by Marcus Söderlund. Watch the new one on the Sincerely Yours label website here.

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Lykke Li follows the natural, crisp sound of her new single “Get Some” with a fitting video. It’s a magic, kaleidoscopic Amazons roundel in sepia by director Johan Söderberg (Kent, Familjen, Fever Ray). Lykke, bold in style, also shows her hear for her German fans – the Youtube video describtion closes, “GERMAN fans! You can watch Get Some at Vimeo.com/lykkeli”. Merci, Lykke!

Find her new European tour dates for April and May 2011 here. Album #2 is on the way for the same year.

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And right in time for today’s release of Museum of Bellas Artes‘ new EP Days Ahead, Daniel Nordgren got to make a video for the title track. There we follow a blonde junior emeritus into the woods. And once again, we get see some kaleidoscope action.

The truly recommendable EP, which came only shortly after recent and also here featured Watch the Glow single on Transparent, is fortunately brought to us once again by Force Majeure. See photos of the Stockholm trio’s last week live appearance in London over at the Line of Best Fit.

Review: Lykke Li @ subject60 Tour

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The electricity, the tension in the air; all these little sparks pattering on you, electrifying you – that’s Lykke Li‘s biggest talent, to load up the space with emotion. But what to do if space means a huge, empty former fabric hall? Between the new Volvo S60 and some TV starlets, journalists, bloggers / bloggerettes and other invited guests, the Swede introduced as the night’s host opened the subject60 tour last week, right next to Berlin’s Gleisdreieck. With her on stage: A guitarist along with his acoustic guitar and a percussionist with a tom-tom drum and a cymbal.

Played with such a minimalistic bed, songs like “Little Bit” almost got a new, brittle charm, while the singer was once coquetting with the at first not totally attentive audience and once beating the cymbal herself, shaking her long, blonde hair. And there it was, all of the sudden, the tension – only with a slight aggresive and hence interesting touch.

But after all, it was her songs (and not the free drinks), that warmed one’s heart. Divided into two mini-sets with each five tracks, not only well-tried (semi) hits, but the new song “Possibility” and the even newer, since until then unknown “French Lover” found their way on stage, both convincing. Fashion blogger and co-host Yvan Rodic and all the other guests thereby got the a complete audio-visual pleasure (she perfectly combined some black Acne with reckless footgear).

No wonder, that we’re already looking forward to her next album, which should be out in February. Tonight, Lykke Li will bring the subject60 tour to the old sorting office at London’s New Oxford Street. Catch her, if you can!

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subject60 tour:
02.06. London, UK
10.06. Mailand, Italien
16.06. Paris, Frankreich
24.06. Madrid, Spanien

ALL PHOTOS BY KATRIN HUTH

subject60: Lykke Li, Adam Port

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A friend once told us, there’s no better car than a good old Volvo (talking about the 1970ies/80ies ones and that were real battleships). But of course time changes and so need cars, so back to the presence, where the Swedish car brand will introduce his new mid-range limousine S60 with the charming appearance of too-Swedish Lykke Li this Thursday in Berlin.

As part of the subject60 Tour, which Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson alias Lykke Li is host of, the talented and consequently heartbroken / heartbreaking singer will perform live, which is a very special occasion, since she’s currently not only, working on the sophomore album for her charismatic and thoughtful 2008 debut Youth Novels, but also has yet only one, other (festival) gig at Way Out West on her tour bill for 2010. And hopefully, she will bring her beautiful, new, Twilight: New Moon O.S.T. song “Possibility” live on a German stage for the first time. See our article on this work and its video here.

Lykke’s co-host on this evening will be Yvan “Facehunter” Rodic, who’s by now one of the world’s best know and most successful fashion bloggers, so you better put on some nice clothes, since Mr Rodic will throw himself into the fray to interview (and maybe photograph) you and the other guests. And to prevent you form falling into a Swedish love affair (in mind) forever, keinemusik’s Adam Port will play a hot and eloquent house dj set for your feet and hips.

Sadly, this time we don’t have any tickets to give away for you, but if you own an iPhone or Google Android you should check the sites of iHeartBerlin, Artschoolvets!, Berlin UnlikeLesMads and de:bug, since they have some for you.

Oh and to all our international friends: Lykke & co are quickly moving on to other metropolises across Europe, so, please, see the complete subject60 tour list below:
27.05. Berlin, Germany
02.06. London, UK
10.06. Milan, Italy
16.06. Paris, France
24.06. Madrid, Spain

Lykke Li “Possibility”

10:21 PM

Happy Birthday Lykke Li! Schwedish singer and aufgemischt! darling Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson is celebrating her 24th birthday today and we would like to send out our best wishes to her by this post! Too, we can all watch this neat and new, black-n-white video of her and her band performing  “Possibility” live. The song was Lykke‘s contribution for Twilight: New Moon OST.

Update: As we learnt from a just posted personal message by the artist herself on her website this footage pictures the first ever live performance of the song. Video got shot in Stockholm’s Decibel Studios. Read the message below:

Thu 18 Mar 2010
Here you go, Internet.
The first live performance EVER of this song:
An homage to an idea lost in the fire.
Fortunately for us all, two camera men happened to be lurking in the shadows while me and my band got our groove on for the first time since we recorded it.
Why the wait one might think? Well, me as well as other things had to dwell and change shapes for a while but now… Winter became spring. There is hope again!

Enjoy.

Much love.

LL

“Twilight 2: New Moon” Soundtrack *Update

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Sep. 22nd 2009:
Vampire cinema epos “Twilight” was one of the most discussed movies of this decade but when it will come to the soundtrack of its successor “Twilight 2: New Moon” we’re pretty sure that everyone will share the same opinion.  At last it samples such fine artists like Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Lykke Li and Grizzly Bear, going on with Editors, Black Rebel Motorcycle Club and Bon Iver dabei. The collection will be released on Oct. 20th but if you pre-order it now you get the Death Cab for Cutie track “Meet Me On the Equinox” in advance.

Tracklist
1. Death Cab for Cutie – Meet Me On the Equinox
2. Band of Skulls – Friends
3. Thom Yorke – Hearing Damage
4. Lykke Li – Possibility
5. The Killers – A White Demon Love Song
6. Anya Marina – Satellite Heart
7. Muse- I Belong To You (New Moon Remix)
8. Bon Iver & St. Vincent- Rosyln
9. Black Rebel Motorcycle Club – Done All Wrong
10. Hurricane Bells – Monsters
11. Sea Wolf- The Violet Hour
12. OK Go – Shooting the Moon
13. Grizzly Bear – Slow Life
14. Editors – No Sound But the Wind
15. Alexandre Desplat – New Moon (The Meadow)

UPDATE Sep. 23rd 2009:
Like mentioned before Lykke Li was one of the major reasons for writing this post. Now she’s put some own thoughts about her song out in the world. Read below:

It’s true, I’m on the new New Moon Soundtrack with a completely new and exclusive song called ‘Possibility’. I got to see it when I was in LA for a show and an idea immediately rose to my mind… It would take a few weeks before I even had a chance to sit down by a piano but then suddenly I wrote it while having a few days off in Sweden just coming out of a fever. I’m really proud of it and hope you will love it and need it. It’s kind of hard talking about it, cause it’s so open and obvious so my best tip is to actually listen to it when you get a chance…. Lay down on a bed and just listen my love.

See the full post including some impressions from her current US-Tour on LykkeLi.com.

UPDATE Oct. 2nd 2009:
On Youtube a short live clip appeared picturing Grizzly Bear playing til then secret soundtrack contribution “Slow Life” in Chicago. They are once mored joined by lovely Victoria Legrand, singer of Beach House (who already appeared on this). Sounds pretty good:

FOTO: Summit Entertainment, LLC.

Robyn & Lykke Li onstage in burqas

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While Germany was torn between Cologne’s c/o Pop Festival with a Patrick Wolf losing his mind after his PA got turned down for bureaucratic reasons, Hamburg’s very hot Dockville Festival and Haldern Pop next to the German-Dutch boarder one of Europe’s biggest festival highlights took place in Gothenborg, Sweden.

Sadly we couldn’t join Way Out West with great performances by Antony and the Johnsons (including an entire sinfony orchestra), My Bloody Valentine, Wolfmother, Fever Ray, Arctic Monkeys and many more, but we want to show the following short film: highly appreciated Swedish singer Robyn teamed up with her friend Lykke Li live on stage at her Friday afternoon gig. The two ladies even pulled their listeners attention with some special accessoires. Singing Queen’s “I Want To Break Free” in duet Robyn and Lykke wore two grey burqas that they slipped off later. See the video here:

Video by MissSophiie, photo of Lykke Li by Andreas Öhlund