Saturday, January 3, 2009

I Know Your Hands Will Clap

Photo by Marcus Palmqvist, ©Atlantics Records

If you follow me on Twitter, then you already know that my latest musical obsession is a Swedish chanteuse named Lykke Li. It was love at first listen. I seriously can't get enough. I've had her sugary debut album, Youth Novels on repeat since I bought it. She uses her sweet, innocent, and absolutely beautiful voice to sing about love, estrangement, and trying to get by in a less than ideal world. She does it damn well.


With a look that perfectly mirrors the smoky dance floor vibe of her music, her personal style also makes me want to dance, dance, dance amongst sequins, stripes and speaker phones. Lykke's very distinct look tends to include tons of black, layering of slouchy tops with cropped jackets and loads of large jangly pendants. Any girl who can effectively mix pretty glamour with a dishevelled scruffiness wins points in my book, and her combination of nonchalant stripes with magpie sequins in the video for “Little Bit” (which is awesome for a hundred different reasons, not least of all the dancing boy in short shorts and braces…) is a prime example. So is her combination of old black t-shirts with top-knot chignons and smoky bedroom eyes. I think I might be a little bit in love with this girl.


Lykke Li will be in Vancouver to play at The Commodore Ballroom in February. I'm definitely hoping to catch the show.

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7 comments:

Melissa said...

Ever since I read your Twitter update, I've been loving her. She's adorable and talented!

Lindsay Dee said...

I love Lykke Li! Her music and her style. If I could give away all the clothing I currently own, I'd switch it for her style (ok, mixed with a bit of Sienna Miller).

So cute and so sexy.

Angekins said...

I'll be your date darlin', love her too!

Jennifer Stoddart said...

@Angekins Oh yay! Let's get tickets!:)

tracy.lee said...

Thank you for the entry! I meant to write this the other day, I downloaded a bunch of her songs and they're amazing!! She's awesome, I bet she'll be awesome live =)

Angekins said...

Whohoooo, we're going! Now what to wear - simple black catsuit? :)))

Jennifer Stoddart said...

@Angekins I'm so pumped! I can't wait for our night with Lykke! :D