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I Never Learn, Lykke Li

Lykke Li

May 6th, 2014

Lykke Li


Years Active:
'00s, '10s

Lykke Li


The Swedish indie pop artist Lykke Li Zachrisson (better known as Lykke Li) grabbed the attention of international bloggers in the early 2000s with a handful of catchy, retro-chic singles made available on her MySpace profile. Armed with sensuous, barely there vocals and backed up by a quirky, bass-heavy electro dance sound (courtesy of producer Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John), Lykke Li released her debut EP, 2007's Little Bit, on her own fledgling LL Recordings label. The disc's title track went on to earn a good deal of buzz among not only indie pop-centric bloggers but in the mainstream Swedish music press as well. She made her first appearance on Swedish MTV that same year, and the video for “Little Bit” was nominated for Best Video at the Swedish Grammy Awards. She soon signed with Atlantic for worldwide distribution of the Little Bit EP and her first album, 2008's Youth Novels. The album proved an international success and Lykke Li increased her visibility through touring, a guest spot on Swedish producer Kleerup's debut album, and appearances on late-night television talk shows. In 2011, Lykke Li returned with her atmospheric and edgy sophomore effort, Wounded Rhymes, which won plenty of plaudits worldwide. She subsequently went on to tour across Europe and North America that year, and appeared at a selection of summer festivals in 2012, including Pukkelpop in Belgium and Helsinki's Flow Festival. In 2013, Lykke Li contributed to David Lynch's second album, The Big Dream, performing vocals on the lead single “I'm Waiting Here.” That year she returned to the studio with long-term collaborator Björn Yttling, alongside Greg Kurstin (the Shins, Foster the People, Lily Allen) to record her third album, I Never Learn, which was released in May 2014.

Top Albums

I Never Learn, Lykke Li
1. I Never Lear..
Youth Novels (Special Edition), Lykke Li
2. Youth Novels..
Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Version), Lykke Li
3. Wounded Rhym..
Youth Novels, Lykke Li
4. Youth Novels
Wounded Rhymes, Lykke Li
5. Wounded Rhym..
iTunes Session, Lykke Li
6. iTunes Sessi..
iTunes Festival: London 2008 - EP, Lykke Li
7. iTunes Festi..
No Rest For the Wicked (feat. A$AP Rocky) - Single, Lykke Li
8. No Rest For ..
No Rest For the Wicked (feat. A$AP Rocky) - Single, Lykke Li
9. No Rest For ..
I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) - Single, Lykke Li
10. I Follow Riv..
Get Some - Single, Lykke Li
11. Get Some – S..
Gifted - EP (feat. Kanye West, Lykke Li & Santigold), N.A.S.A.
12. Gifted – EP ..

Top Songs

Name Album Time Price

No Rest For the Wicked I Never Learn 3:42 $1.29

Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Sto.. I Never Learn 3:47 $1.29

I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) I Follow Rivers (The Magici.. 4:40 $1.29

I Follow Rivers Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 3:48 $1.29

Possibility Twilight Saga: New Moon (De.. 5:06 $1.29

Little Bit Youth Novels 4:33 $1.29

No Rest For the Wicked (feat. A$AP R.. No Rest For the Wicked (fea.. 4:22 $1.29

I Know Places Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 6:06 $1.29

I'm Good, I'm Gone Youth Novels 3:09 $1.29

Get Some Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 3:22 $1.29

I Follow Rivers Wounded Rhymes 3:48 $1.29

Dance, Dance, Dance Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 3:41 $1.29

Little Bit Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 4:33 $1.29

Tonight Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 4:13 $1.29

Let It Fall Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 2:42 $0.99

Youth Knows No Pain Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 2:59 $1.29

I'm Waiting Here (Bonus Track) Big Dream 5:02 $0.99

No Rest For the Wicked (feat. A$AP R.. No Rest For the Wicked (fea.. 3:03 $1.29

Jerome Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 4:22 $1.29

Sadness Is a Blessing Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 4:00 $1.29

Love Out of Lust Wounded Rhymes (Deluxe Vers.. 4:43 $1.29

Get Some Wounded Rhymes 3:22 $1.29

Everybody But Me Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 3:18 $1.29

Breaking It Up Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 3:40 $0.99

My Love Youth Novels (Special Editi.. 4:36 $0.99

Top Music Videos

Little Bit, Lykke Li
1. Little Bit
I'm Good, I'm Gone, Lykke Li
2. I'm Good, I'm ..
Get Some (With Knives), Lykke Li
3. Get Some (With..
Breaking It Up, Lykke Li
4. Breaking It Up
Possibility, Lykke Li
5. Possibility
Gifted (feat. Kanye West, Santigold & Lykke Li), N.A.S.A.
6. Gifted (feat. ..
Untitled, Lykke Li
7. Untitled


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