Thursday, April 17, 2008

Little Bit :: Lykke Li


I love Scandinavians. And Lykke Li is no exception - her voice is like sugar, her sound is like soda pop. With a kick. Like really bitey ginger ale.

Her songs are simple, but contain little surprise elements that make them intriguing. The lyrics are coy, and I really enjoy the mix of unusual sounds and strong percussive quality of the bass lines layered with her childlike voice. For lack of a more intellectual analysis, it just sounds cool. As a side note, I also love her overall look - her style, her album art, her webpage design - simple but with attention to little twists and details. Very much in line with her sound.

I'm featuring "Little Bit", from her recent release Youth Novels. This won out over "Breaking it Up" because it had sweet videos, and I felt like offering a multi-media experience of Lykke Li. So look up "Breaking it Up" and listen to it!

Here's the "Little Bit" video for your viewing pleasure:


Bonus! "Little Bit" on the streets of Stockholm. Wonderful.


Lyrics:
Hands down
I’m too proud for love
But eyes shut it’s you I’m thinking of
But how we move from A to B
It can’t be up to me
Cause you don’t know
Eye to eye
Thigh to thigh
I let go.

[[Chorus]]
I think i'm a
Little bit
Little bit
A little bit in love with you
But only if you're a
Little bit
Little bit
A little bit in la-la-la-la-love with me, oh oh

Ooh ooh ooh ooh-ooh

And for you I keep my legs apart
And forget about my tainted heart
And I will never ever be the first
To say it but still I get over
Ah ah ah

I will do it,
Push button,
Pull trigger,
Climb mountain
Jump off a cliff 'cause you know baby
I love you love you a little bit
I would do it
I would say it
You’d mean it
I could do it
If it was you and I only and I -

[[Chorus x 2]]

Come here
Stay with me
Stroke me by the head
Cause I would give anything
To have you as my man

Come here
Stay with me
Stroke me by the head
Cause I would give anything
To have you as my man

[[Chorus x 3 and to fade]]

Like it? Check it!
http://www.lykkeli.com/ and http://www.myspace.com/lykkeli

XOXO
Kim

3 comments:

Quaking Aspen said...

wow, she is super cool, Kim! I will look her stuff up.

gitfiddler said...

I love that video in the light. That's so simple!

.:m-e-g-g-o:. said...

omg.

omg.

omg.

how is it that you know of such amazing music?!? seriously kim. i need to like...burn your entire collection, lock myself into a room for 2 weeks, and just drown myself in the music you listen to...

FOR REAL.