Three years ago while feeding my thirst for new music (which was incessant at that point) I stumbled upon a Swedish darling with a sensual voice, a haunting personality and a sense of style that would rival any fashion diva. I paid close to $40 to have her debut album, Youth Novels, send from her homeland. I obsessively checked the internets for new videos from this songbird… and this… this video came along and solidified (while I waited for her album to arrive!) why she would be a star. Getting help from her fellow Swedes like Robyn and Bjorn (of Peter Bjorn and John), Lykke Li performs “Little Bit” acoustically with panache and a bullhorn. Fucking genius. Watch it below and be equally amazed.
Her show this Sunday at the 9:30 Club is sold out, but this is definitely one of those rare times where you should keep an eye on CraigsList. Girl is an absolute animal (in the best of ways) when she’s on a stage. See you Sunday.