Wounded Rhymes by Lykke Li
With her silky, haunting Swedish vocals and clear enjoyment of banging on everything in the drum shop, Lykke Li’s newest album is a much darker and more ragged style of music than her previous one, the gorgeous, ethereal Youth Novels.
It is all the more exciting for it: primal and raw, Wounded Rhymes can be as damaged as its name (as when she huskily sings ‘I’m your prostitute’ in the darkly upbeat ‘Get Some’). But Lykke Li’s new gritty persona – which you can blame on cold weather and broken relationships – makes for some fantastic music.
Fiona Hardy is from Readings Carlton.