Sunday, March 27, 2011
CD Review: Lykke Li Creates "Wounded Rhymes"
The album begins with pop/dance beats surrounding her vocals in "Youth Knows No Pain" and continues along those lines with the album's second single, "I Follow Rivers." Lykke Li uses minimal instrumentation in "Unrequited Love" in order to stress the importance of the lyrics as the song carries a doo-wop flavored sound. The album's first single "Get Some" has a sinister beat of drums to reflect the dark lyrics of prostitution. "Sadness Is A Blessing" sounds like it came right from Phil Spector's "Wall of Sound" production. Lykke Li slows down the tempo with the 6-minute ballad "I Know Places" before returning with the grand sounding "Jerome". The album closes with the storytelling lyrics of "Silent My Song."
Lykke Li is currently performing overseas, but will be returning to the U.S. in May. For a complete list of tour dates and information on this hot new artist, please visit lykkeli.com.
Posted by JP's Music Blog