5/7 UPDATE – RCRD LBL has a new Lykke remix up for free (h/t gorilla vs bear)
Its been a while since I’ve done a Put on the Playlist, but this is quite fitting as her first album Youth Novels is being released in the US today on May 6th.
Lykke Li is a Swedish singer who first started tearing up the music blogs back in the second half of last year with songs like Little Bit and Tonight – in October Stereogum listed her as an artist to watch. I’ve seen her described as powdered-sugar pop; I’m not sure what that is or what it means but I like it.
Lykke’s voice is cute, but she’s got some powerful dance moves accompany it. Her tunes are immediately catchy and based on her videos I’m guessing she’s pretty money live. Sux she’s not swinging thru DC on her currently US tour. Be sure to check out a few of her videos and upcoming tour dates below. You can also find her song tonight on her website here.
Two more vids and concert dates below the fold:
I’m Good, I’m Gone
Dance Dance Dance
And here are her upcoming US shows (via MySpace):
And if you’d like to see how she does live check out this live performance of Little Bit on Jools Holland via Stereogum (also be sure to check out the I’m Good, I’m Gone remix they have too):