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Lykke Li – Hanging High

I read an article not too long ago about Lykke Li, and she was talking about how her music comes from a sad dark place and how she thought it too be possible that she was born this into sadness.  She didn’t seem to be upset about it because she explained how it helped with her writing.

And when it hurts the most
I’ll push a little more
I’m back where I started at
You know I’m a little lost
Like lightning in my heart”

I find it refreshing to listen to a female artist who can really embrace who she is and what she is writing about.  It makes you want to listen to her more, and you can almost feel what she is feeling from her vocals, I guess you could say that honesty is what makes the best music and we don’t have a whole lot of honesty these days.

When I was listening to this track it really made me ask myself about how honest I was being with my own self.  I think this track is great to sit back and mellow out to as well…Enjoy!

Lykke Li – Hanging High

-Mollz

 

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Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)

I tell you man these Swedes are unstoppable with this music thing, I can’t tell you how many times a good song leads me back to the good ol’ Landet lagom. In fact, I just found out Sweden is the third largest music exporter in the world, surpassed only by the U.S. & UK, thank you ABBA. Anyways, I heard the new Lykke Li song for  the New Moon soundtrack and it put me back in that zone. This song is from Kleerup’s self-titled album which features some excellent production and features. This was one of the first tracks I posted on EMPT so here’s a classic throwback for your Saturday morning, enjoy.

Kleerup – Until We Bleed (Feat. Lykke Li)

Kanye West  – Get ‘Em High (Ratatat Remix)

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Lykke Li – Hustlin’ (Rick Ross Cover)

In the beginning of this video she ask the crowed if they love hip hop, than she ask, does anyone know Rick Ross – I’m pretty sure that was a joke. The funniest thing about this video is the audience, whom to say the least do not look like the type of people with a diverse enough palette translate a song which is at face value about selling drugs to how Lykke Li and many others see it, hustlin’ or simply working hard. Still in their defense her busting out and acoustic version of a 2006 southern rap song is literally the last thing anyone would expect. After realizing who she was dealing with she asked the confused people:

Don’t you got any jobs? Are you not like working hard?”

Lykke Li is the best.

Lykke Li – Hustlin’ (Rick Ross Cover)

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Friendly Fires – I’m Good, I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)

 
The difference a little diversity makes is immediately evident for Friendly Fires. Quite what has held back the milieu of meandering morons that make up the music scenes mid range, mid class, middlemen is probably this intelligent and creative leap; crossing genres and keeping your opus open and fresh.”
– MusicOMH.com

Big on the Friendly Fires, even bigger on Lykke Li. In fact, I think I’ve unofficially declared this Lykke Li week for EMPT. I posted this back in January and thought it be a good one to bring back whiles she’s fresh on everyone’s mind after Carson. I’ve also posted the Lykke Li cover of Knocked Up, a song I actually prefer to the original by Kings of Leon. Enjoy.

Lykke Li - Youth Novels

Friendly Fires – I’m Good, I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)

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Lykke Li – Knocked Up (Kings of Leon Cover)

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Lykke Li – Breaking It Up

Just got an email from the good folks over at NBC informing us that Lykke Li will be performing on Last Call With Carson Daly tonight.  I’m not quite the noctambule I am during party season but I’m certainly staying up to watch this. In the mean time it looks like I’ve found an excuse to post another Lykke Li song. Here’s Breaking it Up, one of the many fabulous songs from Youth Novels. Great breakup song, I like her perspective.

Now call you baby I will and I do.
Persuade you in though I know that were through.
I let you think that I’m your but I’m not.
Keep You here though I’m ready to drop the last line…
If your going abroad I can’t help you.
If your crossing the street I might be there.”

Lykke Li - Youth Novels - Breaking It Up

Lykke Li – Breaking It Up

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Music

Lykki Li – Everybody But Me

The lyrics for this song are amazing, you’d be hard-pressed to find that kind of honesty in music, much less people. I’ve been partying and going to concerts so much lately I think it’s time for me to start relating to this song for a while. We’ll see how long it last, enjoy.

When everybody’s drinking (I don’t want to)
When everybody’s smoking (I don’t need more)
When everybody’s fooling (I don’t want to)
Everybody but me, yeah”

Lykke Li – Everybody But Me

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Music Remixes

Drake & Lykke Li – Little Bit

Drake is a fantastic talent, his nack for wordplay and rhymes holds up with the best. I’m not sure about all the 808’s & Heartbreak influenced singing though. This kinda feels like that part in Ray when Stevie is still trying to find his style but has yet to come to his own. Nevertheless, we all expect great things from this guy. I’d love to hear more rapping at some point. Either way, I’m a sucker for anything Lykee Li so here’s the mashup.

Drake & Lykee Li – Little Bit

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Music Remixes

Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot Remix)

Formula for success = Lykke Li vocals. Here’s a very noteworthy remix by Pockertknife. Great party music.

Lykke Li – Breaking It Up (Pocketknife’s Loosefoot Remix)

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Music Remixes

Friendly Fires – I’m Good, I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)

The difference a little diversity makes is immediately evident for Friendly Fires. Quite what has held back the milieu of meandering morons that make up the music scenes mid range, mid class, middlemen is probably this intelligent and creative leap; crossing genres and keeping your opus open and fresh.”
– MusicOMH.com

Big on the Friendly Fires, bigger on Lykke Li, incredible cover.

Friendly Fires – I’m Good, I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)

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Lykke Li – Tonight

Too good. Had to post it again.

Lykke Li – Tonight