WATCH: Lykke Li ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone’ (Official Video)
Sultry, dark, brooding, broken – could it be LYKKE LI? Not only do these words aptly describe the sound of the first single off upcoming album I Never Learn, but they do well to describe the video for said song.
The Swedish chanteuse with a penchant for raw, raspy melodies and sparse, vaguely haunting instrumentation will no longer keep fans waiting for a follow-up to 2011’s painfully good Wounded Rhymes.
The indie-pop queen who penned the heartbreaking ‘Possibility’, which fittingly featured on the Twilight: New Moon soundtrack, is as intimate on film as on song. The video for ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone’ by Tarik Saleh is a portrait of a bare-faced LYKKE LI, turning in and out of the shadows.
LYKKE LI is almost aggressively emotional in her approach to her music, big ballads of fresh wounds and stomping anthems of smutty booty-grabbing. The girl can write a killer pop hook, too – just ask DRAKE.
I Never Learn is due out in May.
Words by Rebecca McCann