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Lykke Li: Youth Novels

I've been in love with Lykke Li ever since I first saw her video for "Little Bit." So it really comes as no surprise that I can't stop listening to what I've tracked down off of her debut album. Youth Novels was released on the other side of the pond January 30th, and I believe it will be released stateside March 4.

My song obsession du jour is undoubtedly, "Let it Fall." It's reached an at-least-five-times-a-day listening necessity level. I think the song is a solid representation of the album with the lyrical focus sensitive but liberated, and the beat undeniably uplifting. While the electro-beats are prevalent in each song, they don't overshadow her delicate little Swedish voice. I guess they call that lo-fi, but all I know is that it's a refreshingly minimalistic balance.

Needless to say I'm beyond ecstatic that Li will be coming to Austin for SXSW next month. Based on YouTube footage I anticipate an intimate venue. I can't wait!

Dance Dance Dance (Live at Studio Virtanen 2008)


. said...

do you think we'll be able to catch her? that'd be rad & something i'm totally up for (if she's playing before i leave... i saw zooey d is playing the fri night i'm gone!)

FlatGreg said...

Catch her if you haven't already! Saw her Thursday - absolutely fantastic.