I’m Good, I’m Gone / Lykke Li
I think it’s safe to say that I have some weird affinity for any musician I’ve heard coming out of Scandinavia. The Knife, Bjork, Mum, Jens Lekman, Annie, Lindstrom, the Tough Alliance, and Peter Bjorn & John all come to mind, though I know there’s more. Today’s addition to the list, Lykke Li is no exception. Her voice, sweet and fragile, fits right into the electronic landscape that is common to these artists. Her album Youth Novels is a total charmer, all tap-tappy beats and soft plinking sounds with the occasional more vigorous flair. Here’s a few tracks for you to stream as well: Breaking It Up, Tonight, and Little Bit
Incidentally, I wrote this before you-tubing her and after watching the embeded video, I feel like her sound is much more dark, echo-y, and ghostlike than I had imagined on listening alone. Funny how watching video will do that.