Lykke Li is back with a new album, and the sound is a bit unexpected. If you’re familiar with Lykke’s previous work, you know her tracks are dotted with synthesizers and 808s, resulting in a sound that feels upbeat, despite it's heavy lyrics. The new album takes a different approach, giving a very personal look into Lykke’s recent experiences. She claims that each track on the album will be a power ballad-- you know, the weep-on-your-floor, throw-the-nearest-object-at-anyone-who-dares-interrupt-you, grab-a-carton-of-ice-cream, soul-baring-sing-along kind.
Co-produced by long-time collaborators Björn Yttling, Greg Kurstin, and for the first time by Lykke herself, I Never Learn is the last part in a trilogy, preceded by Youth Novels, and Wound Rhymes. Of the album, Lykke states “This is a slow dance; a slow burner.”
My feels are already tingling.
Today, Lykke released the video for "Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone,” a track that features acoustic guitar and vocals almost exclusively, and man oh man, it's chilling. Take a look and a listen down below, and don’t forget to pre-order the album, I Never Learn, which will be released on May 6th in the US and May 9th world-wide.
Images via Pitchfork Media.