Lykke Li’s Second Studio album “Wounded Rhymes” reaches its 10 Year Anniversary this year & in celebration, Lykke is releasing an expanded 2LP Anniversary Edition on 180g vinyl. The expanded album features the entire studio album in full (with seminal singles “I Follow Rivers”, “Get Some”, and “Youth Knows No Pain”), 3 officially unreleased “Lost Sessions” demos, and 2 remixes from The Magician & Tyler, The Creator.
In the two and a half years since her debut release 'Youth Novels', Lykke Li has grown and matured as an artist, eschewing open and honest, heart-on-the-sleeve pop for a darker, more edgier sound. Heavy bass drums, sombre, marching beats and serious monotone choruses are the order of the day - interwoven with heavy lashings of off-kilter african rhythms, ringing hammond organs and ridiculously catchy hooks. Produced by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John fame, Li's image has done a distinct u-turn with this album, with the Swedish indie singer transforming herself from a feather-light, delicate soul into a tough, powerful woman. Standout cuts include the thrilling and raw Spector esque 'Sadness is a Blessing', the spooked alt-folk lament 'I Know Places' and single 'I Follow Rivers' which is a sad tale of romantic devotion set to tribal rhythms and suitably aqueous synths. 'Wounded Rhymes' is a seductive and fearless masterclass from Lykke Li.