I was scared to hear Lykke Li’s cover of Fleetwood Mac’s “Silver Springs” on the soon-to-be-released album Just Tell Me That You Want Me — A Tribute to Fleetwood Mac as it is my favorite song of all time. I know I like to exaggerate, but I am not exaggerating this time. It is seriously my favorite song. Hence, my expectations were ridiculously high. Honest reaction: I don’t hate it. OK … fine … I like it. It’s good. But Stevie Nicks is still my woman music goddess of life and all others will pale in comparison. You can listen Lykke Li’s version of the song here. After the jump, you can hear some other tracks on the album, which drops on August 14, from Best Coast and The New Pornographers. [Gorilla Vs Bear] Keep reading »
Lykke Li’s new album, Wounded Rhymes, has been getting attention for months, thanks to her video “Get Some” in which she sings, “Like the shotgun/ need an outcome/ I’m your prostitute/ you gonna get some.” As you might have guessed from the album title, this is a breakup record, with songs fluctuating in mood from wounded to rage-filled, while the musical style jumps from electronic to ’60s girl group to indie rock. But the constant from this Swedish chanteuse is that every song feels wintery—the kind of thing to album to while watching snow fall outside the window. With tea, of course.
Lykke Li has a new music video. The song is called “Get Some.” Here are some of the lyrics: “I’m a prostitute/you gon get some.” There’s also talk of pulling pants down and shotgun blasts and those sorts of things. If you know what I mean. And I think you do. The video is urban tribal meets Bettie Page meets groovy kaleidoscope. If you’re looking for something to get yourself going on this Monday, this funky ditty may do the trick. Thanks, Lykke. Get your get down on, girl. Keep reading »
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