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Lykke Li

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Latest 17 Sep 2022 | Updated Daily

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The Story Behind Lykke Li's Dark Love Song "No Rest for the Wicked"

The Story Behind The Song

Swedish-born Lykke Li has always been a musical enigma. She started her career seemingly happily at the age of 21 with her light, bouncy breakout track, “Little Bit.” But soon after she veered 180-degree into deep darkness, especially with her third full album, 2014’s I Never Learn. Li’s twisted journey continued thereafter with her 2018 latex-heavy album, so sad so sexy, before stripping down all of that album’s artifice to this year’s darkly haunting, spare and cinematic Eyeye that essentially rejects everything about its predecessor.Li has never been an industry “hit-maker.” That’s not her mission. Yet, at the same time, somehow her songs consistently find themselves at the forefront of pop culture and into our collective heads - from her song “Possibility” in the film Twilight, to the throbbing pop of “Get Some” in teen soap opera Pretty Little Liars. One her most iconic tracks certainly is “No Rest for the Wicked” from her I Never Learn album. Li wrote the song as she was exiting a relationship and packing her bags to move from Europe to New York, condemning herself for the damage wrought in the process. Of course she did. That’s just her way.In this latest episode of The Story Behind the Song podcast, host Peter Csathy interviews Lykke Li about the genesis of “No Rest for the Wicked” – and why the song continues to haunt. The two also discuss Li’s new album Eyeye (pronounced simply “eye”) and its final track, “U&I.” The album and track represent yet another vintage departure for Li, and the results are the same. Li has always looked at her life as if it were a “movie,” and this latest film in Li’s life is literally just that. Eyeye is a visual album, with individual one-minute videos that transition each of the album’s eight tracks into the next. Li punctuates this point to supreme cinematic effect in “U&I” when she implores her now ex-lover to not turn his back and walk away, because “The movie is you and I.”Listen to the full episode now. Then make sure you like, review, and subscribe to The Story Behind the Song wherever you get your podcasts to catch each episode of the monthly series. Also keep an eye on the Consequence Podcast Network for updates on all our series, and follow host Peter Csathy on Twitter @pcsathy and at Creative Media.Advertising Inquiries: https://redcircle.com/brandsPrivacy & Opt-Out: https://redcircle.com/privacy


15 Aug 2022

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Melody rules all with Rostam, Lykke Li, Hatis Noit, and Barrie

Music Life

Rostam, Lykke Li, Hatis Noit, and Barrie discuss what their favourite sounds are, their favourite stages of the songwriting process, and why they dislike working with producers, preferring to go it alone.Born in Washington DC to Iranian parents, Rostam was a founding member of Grammy-winning indie-pop band Vampire Weekend, and is now an in-demand producer and musician. He has worked with the likes of Haim, Solange and Frank Ocean, as well as releasing music under his own name.Lykke Li is a Swedish singer and songwriter who has perfected the art of the sad song that you can’t help but dance to. Since 2007, she has released five studio albums blending elements of indie, pop and electronic music. Hatis Noit is a Japanese vocalist with an impressive range. Originally from Hokkaido but now based in London, her influences range from classical Japanese music to Bulgarian and Gregorian chanting, avant-garde sounds and pop music. Barrie is a singer-songwriter and producer based in Brooklyn, New York, who makes lush, wistful art-pop.


5 Aug 2022

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TN:98 Lykke Li & Björn Yttling

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In this episode, John links up with Lykke Li and producer Bjorn Yttling to talk about how they wrote, recorded and produced Lykke’s latest album ‘EYEYE’.Digging into the truly multi-dimensional record, Lykke and Bjorn look back on their process of creating the sonic world in which the tracks all live, from finding different angles to songs by playing them on different instruments, to the breakthrough moments in the studio when an idea just unlocks.Alongside sharing thoughts on feeling the beat and what makes a very Swedish sounding riff, the conversation turns to Lykke’s start in music, the star quality she possessed that drew Bjorn to her despite some vocal and songwriting flaws, and the constant resistance she faces as an artist.Listen to why condoms can be helpful tools when micing up, what headphone-phobia does to your recordings, and how to truly tap into the divine within music.Tracks discussed: OVER, CAROUSEL, u&i Listen to ‘EYEYE’ here.'EYEYE' - Play It Again Sam/Crush Music Intro Music - Sunshine Buddy, Laurel Collective LINKS TO EVERYTHING TAPE NOTES https://linktr.ee/tapenotes GEAR MENTIONSSoundtoys MicroshiftShure SM58AKG D190eSoma Synths The PipeCasio 101Moog RogueCrumar String SynthLevin GuitarsHagstrom AmpsRoland Amp (Battery Operated) OUR GEARhttps://linktr.ee/tapenotes_ourgear HELP SUPPORT THE SHOWIf you'd like to help support the show you can donate as little or as much as you'd like here, (we really appreciate your contributions :) DonateKEEP UP TO DATEFor behind the scenes photos and the latest updates, make sure to follow us on: Instagram: @tapenotes Twitter: @tapenotes Facebook: @tapenotespodcastYouTube: Tape Notes PodcastDiscord: Tape NotesTo let us know the artists you’d like to hear, Tweet us, slide into our DMs, send us an email or even a letter. We’d love to hear! Visit our website to join our mailing list: www.tapenotes.co.uk TAPE NOTES TEAMWill Brown - Executive Producer, Engineer & EditorTim Adam-Smith - Executive ProducerWill Lyons - EditorHerbie Elton-Rowley - VideographerGeorge Durston - Production AssistantNathan Hetherington - PRRebecca Ibbotson - Digital Marketing  Learn more about your ad choices. Visit megaphone.fm/adchoices

1hr 37mins

6 Jul 2022

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Lykke Li's sensory songs

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Lykke Li has one of those voices that stops you in your tracks. It’s husky, it’s sweet, it can sound like love itself, then heartbreak in the next moment. From the first moment I heard it, I was a fan. And in her five albums since, Lykke Li has evolved as an artist whose depth as a songwriter and maker has mirrored her life experiences.Her latest album is EYEYE; it follows the end of a big relationship and you can hear it in every second. Lykke recorded it in a totally different way; stripping back her production, abandoning click tracks and headphones, just feeling and being in that feeling.It’s accompanied by a handful of short films, which bring this devastating heartbreak to life even further. It’s a truly sensory experience, and so I asked Lykke to share her sensory songs. From Funkadelic, to Brian Eno, to wildly beautiful Bulgarian choirs, this is therapy not only for the ears but for the soul.Funkadelic - 'Maggot Brain'Brian Eno - 'The Big Ship'Lorenzo Senni 'Canone Infinito'Melanie De Biasio - 'I'm Gonna Leave You (Cinematic Orchestra Remix)'Bulgarian State Television Female Choir - 'Kalimankou Denkou (The Evening Gathering)'


3 Jun 2022

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Lykke Li, Hunter Schafer & The Ting Tings?

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Rabbit, Rabbit! That's not your name? That's not your name? Find out why a Ting Tings song from 2007 is making celebrities go ABSOLUTELY INSANE. Plus, Cardi B wins a defamation suit against a YouTube vlogger named Tasha K and Calvin Harris becomes a farmer... in Ibiza? Lykke Li is NOT dating Brad Pitt (and don't you forget it!!!!!), while Euphoria co-stars Hunter Schafer and Dominic Fike may (or may not?) be dating. Benzo and Gerald are back together, Selling Sunset star realtor Vanessa is engaged to a guy named Tom? Fraud? We're only one month into 2022 and Nick Cannon is expecting. No, we're not joking.Call 619.WHO.THEM to leave questions, comments & concerns, and we may play your call on a future episode. Support us and get a ton of bonus content over on Patreon.com/WhoWeekly. To learn more about listener data and our privacy practices visit: https://www.audacyinc.com/privacy-policy Learn more about your ad choices. Visit https://podcastchoices.com/adchoices

1hr 7mins

1 Feb 2022

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6. Lykke Li

Back to the Music With Ingrid

In a constant hunt for the occult, Lykke Li challenges her art down to the nitty gritty. Back in Stockholm from LA for a few summery weeks, she joins Sarah and her long-time producer Björn to share her thoughts on self-critique, why she wishes she'd opted for a British accent in English, and how she gets the best vocal tone.

1hr 2mins

8 Sep 2021

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Vulnerability - Ep. 14 (Part 2) My PAST Conquering Heroes!!! - Song - I Follow Rivers Lykke Li


What's your rhythm with the conquering heroes aka Men in your life? --- This episode is sponsored by · Anchor: The easiest way to make a podcast. https://anchor.fm/app--- Send in a voice message: https://anchor.fm/goddessprosper/message


4 Sep 2021

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Lykke Li: From heartbreak to breakthrough

Driven Minds: A Type 7 Podcast presented by Gillian Sagansky

Driven Minds – A Type 7 Podcast presented by Gigi SaganskySwedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li joins Gigi to discuss how she uses heartbreak as creative fuel, what it’s like to be diagnosed with depression at age 6, and - among other things - why yoga is so goddamn infuriating. Follow Lykke on Instagram: @lykkeli Follow Gigi on Twitter and Instagram: @gilliansagansky Brought to you by Type7 https://type7.com/. Music by http://rhystivey.com. A RecTag production. Produced and edited by Michael Lane. Mixed and mastered by Sam McKenna..


27 Jan 2021

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NOVINKY: Bangery i jazykolamy. Domo rapuje japonsky a Lykke Li zpívá v rodné švédštině

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Dominik Čech aka Domo během studijního pobytu v Japonsku nasákl inspiracemi a přivezl nové album, které je navíc částečně narapované v japonštině. Po delší odmlce přichází s autorskou skladbou i švédská zpěvačka Lykke Li, která premiéruje na novém singlu Bron zpěv ve švédštině. Mezi hudebními novinkami nechybí ani chicagská rapperka CupcakKe, která před rokem oznámila, že s hudbou končí, teď ale vydala novinku Elephant a její brutální kadence i name dropping hlásí comeback.


19 Oct 2020

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S07E03 Lykke Li på svenska & Metoo på danska

Haverikommissionen - Bäst på pop

Vi avslöjar vad Lykke Li, Ludvig Göransson och Little Jinder har kokat ihop. Annah djupanalyserar Taylor Swifts tonårstrilogi och härjar i danska Metoo. Lasse hänger upp sig på Einárs glock-pistol. Och så en runa över Eddie Van Halen på Haverikommissionens vis. See acast.com/privacy for privacy and opt-out information.


9 Oct 2020