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 has a track record with (to borrow Tom’s description) “cinematically bummed” female singers — note his bizarre turn as JFK in Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” video. So sure, throw him on there. Rocky’s contributions aren’t particularly notable, but his voice sounds pitched up instead of his usual chopping and screwing, so that’s something. This version of the song was originally a Beats Music exclusive, but now it’s out there in the world, so listen freely below.
Lykke’s I Never Learn is out 5/6 via LL/Atlantic.