I’ve spent all morning listening to Swedish singer/songwriter Lykke Li’s “Wounded Rhymes” and “Youth Novels.” You may remember Lykke Li’s from 2011’s underground smash “Get Some“, where she sings the hook “I’m your prostitute…. you gonna get some…”
Even though the song isn’t really about sex (it’s about how the media manipulates musical artists, and vice-versa), it sure does have an arousing/sexual sound, and the lyrics contribute to the sexy, primal beat.
Lykke’s music spans a TON of styles and genres, and that’s one of the reasons I love her music so much. It’s tribal, primal, electronic, 80s, new wave, retro, now/then… ya know. It’s all over the place, while constantly remaining hooky. It’s the magic of Scandinavians and their gift of writing perfect pop music.
Here’s “Get Some” (from 2011’s Wounded Rhymes), and “Little Bit” (from 2008’s Youth Novels). The songs vary greatly in sound, but it’s all Lykke, and all awesome.