This year has been a great one for new music. I am trying to be good but to no avail. I bought the new albums from Tina Arena and Dido today and thought I was fairly safe for the rest of the year but alas no.
While checking out iTunes when I got home, I noticed the single of the week was from a Swedish indie singer called Lykke Li. A rather unusual name so I thought I would check out the song “Dance, Dance, Dance”.
And I absolutely love it. Both her voice and the music are so compelling.
Her album Youth Novels is actually out here in Australia. I found the following description at JB Hifi which tempts me even more.
Recorded with Bjorn Yttling, of ‘Peter and John’ fame, ‘Youth Novels’ weaves its way through 14 perfectly-realised chapters. You’ll hear harpsichords, flutes, and theremins throughout the album but you’ll also hear Lykke Li’s magnificently brittle, candy coated vocals. The record is like a well-thumbed paperback which falls open, again and again, on the same pages: love, loneliness, frustration and obsession. Music blogs and key critics have toted the beauty, simplicity and pure art of her music.
I discovered that I already had a song by her in my collection. Lykke Li provided the vocals on the track “Until We Bleed” on the self-titled album from Kleerup. It’s one of my favourite tracks from the album. You can hear that song here:
I can feel another purchase coming on. 😮