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Lykke Li's latest

Swedish singer Lykke Li reveals album title and discusses her controversial new single.

  • 18/11/2010
  • Mark Savage
Lykke Li

Swedish singer Lykke Li has revealed that her new album will be called Wounded Rhymes.

Speaking to 6 Music, the star divulged that the follow-up to her debut, Youth Novels, was recorded with "my band that I tour with" and "a lot of red wine".

"I had a lot of opportunities to work with all the hot-shot American producers," she told the Nemone show, "but I just felt like I [should] go back [to Sweden] and dig deeper."

Like Youth Novels, the record was produced by Björn Yttling of Peter Bjorn and John, who Lykke described as her "soulmate".

It has been previewed by single Get Some, which was released as a free download on the Swedish singer's website earlier this month.


"Men think it's about sex because they think about sex all the time."
Lykke Li on her new single

It has attracted a fair amount of comment for it's tougher sound and seemingly lusty lyrics - "I'm a prostitute, you're gon' get some".

But Li said the words, which were inspired by Haruki Murakami's novel The Wind Up Bird Chronicle, had been misinterpreted.

"I am definitely not talking about sex," she said. "This is my response to an over-sexualised society, where every sexual word means sex. But it's more about power play and mind prostitution."

"It's interesting. Men think it's about sex because they think about sex all the time.

"I'm just saying a word, a very random word."

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