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Lykke Li's new video for "Gunshot," a searching power ballad from her I Never Learn album, is a stark and striking thing. In the video, Lykke looks like a wraith, with corpsepaint makeup and an…   Read Story »
Lykke Li's power-ballad-heavy I Never Learn is a divisive album. It won her a lot of new fans but also alienated some of those who fell in love with her as more of an indie-pop singer circa 2008…   Read Story »
Glastonbury, the world's biggest and wettest music festival, is going down this weekend and despite what M.I.A. claims the BBC has been broadcasting bits of all the performances from the legendary…   Read Story »
Lykke Li has presence when she sings live, and that presence has only grown as she's become more mature as a songwriter and stopped covering "Can I Kick It?" Last night, she held down the big outdoor…   Read Story »
A "pathetic fallacy" occurs when, in a story, nature reacts to a human emotion: when everything is going wrong and a character says something like, "At least it's not raining," and then BAM! it…   Read Story »
Last week, Lykke Li released her gorgeous, heart-rended album I Never Learn. But she's still got soft-focus anthems for days. The soundtrack to the forthcoming movie The Fault In Our Stars, which…   Read Story »
On her new album I Never Learn, the Swedish pop singer goes grand and widescreen, filling her breakup songs up with cavernous reverb and larger-than-life sentiment. The songs are like what Nancy…   Read Story »
The first time I interviewed Lykke Li was in 2008. I flew to Stockholm to spend a week following her around for a feature story that was to be published just as her debut album, Youth Novels, was…   Read Story »
Lykke Li's "No Rest For The Wicked" is great as-is, without extraneous rap verses. But hey, rappers have been loving Lykke at least since Drake sampled "Little Bit" in 2009, and A$AP Rocky already…   Read Story »
This week we heard Lykke Li's new single, "Gunshot," which, as Tom pointed out, is a hell of a power ballad. Now you can hear the Swedish singer perform it in an entirely different way. H&M has…   Read Story »