Friday, December 5, 2008

Thank God it’s Friday’s song of the day

I doubt anyone noticed, but some of my recent Fridays’ songs of the day selections have been a little… uninspired? What I mean is that a few have been posted not because I really liked them but because of my undying dedication to bring you a new song each Friday.

Today is a different day.

I recently heard Lykke Li for the first time. I’m late to the game, I think. Seems she’s been a pretty hot commodity this year. If you live in a city with an awesome radio station and if you commute in a car, you’ve probably been exposed to her already. I do not, and I had not.

Songs from Li’s debut album Youth Novels—which was produced and co-written by Bjorn Yttling of Peter, Bjorn and John* fame—might initially come off as overly simple, but to me they seem simple in the way that requires a lot of work. They’re often stripped of excess instrumentation, with only the basic elements intact. And they’re surprisingly groovy, with Li’s voice often creating the head-bob-inducing syncopation.

Sure, you could dismiss her music as being “cute.” You could also try being less of a dick.


So here we go. Get your happy groove on today with Lykke Li and “Dance, Dance, Dance” from Youth Novels.

* Sweden pretty much kicks ass for music.

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