Lykke Li

Born 18 March 1986.
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Lykke Li (born Li Lykke Timotej Svensson Zachrisson; born 18 March 1986 in Ystad) is a Swedish indie pop singer-songwriter. Her music often blends elements of indie pop, alternative, and electronic; instruments found in her songs include violins, synthesizers, tambourines, trumpets, saxophones, and cellos. Li possesses the vocal range of a soprano. Her debut album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008, and her third album was released in 2014.

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BBC Reviews

  1. Review of Wounded Rhymes

    Wounded Rhymes 2011

    Reviewed by Lou Thomas
    An outstanding album which improves upon the Swedish singer’s great debut.
  2. Review of Youth Novels

    Youth Novels 2008

    Reviewed by Jon Lusk
    Lykke's solid debut album lives up to her promising groundwork.
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