Thursday, April 21, 2011

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes

I guess rainy lazy day like this is the most right to talk about new Lykke Li's album "Wounded Rhymes". I've already told you about this long-awaited work and not only by us as it has made its respectable debut at #2 of Swedish chart and still is in Top-10.
It's hard to call "Wounded Rhymes" just album, compilation of music tracks, it's definitely something much bigger, it feels like a whole world, world created by Lykke, world where the sun never rises and seems like there's no place for hope. Or actually there is? In this ghost world where Lykke sounds like another lost soul wandering around scorched wastelands and abandoned bars her voice feels like the only real hope if she realizes it or not.
"Wounded Rhymes" is probably the most original and inspiring work I heard this year. Mix of dark Tarantino-vibes and melancholic retro-jazz atmosphere lit by gentle pop-tunes sung by soft and relaxed Lykke's vocal feels like something completely unique and really precious these days when commercial pop-music desperately looks for new niches and ways to grow. Lykke doesn't seem to care about it, she just closes herself in her own world but leaves doors open for everyone who will want to come and get lost with her.

Lykke Li - Wounded Rhymes (Hype Machine Album Exclusive)

2 коммент.:

Paul said...

you got the gist of the whole album with your line "it's like she created a whole world". Brilliant ;)

Damian said...

Thank you Paul :) But I've fallen into this world completely when I was listening, it's really magic thing, hope you enjoy it not less than you were waiting for this album :)