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Check Out: Lykke Li's new single, "I Follow Rivers"

on January 10, 2011, 10:25am

In a media climate that seems to cater to buzz bands and 140-character attention spans, it’s often most wise to just get on the wave and ride it wherever it goes. Enter Lykke Li. The 24-year-old songstress and Swede-du-jour just had a single – “Get Some” – remixed by The Beastie Boys’ Mike. D and Beck, and while her sophomore effort, Wounded Rhymes, doesn’t hit shelves until March 1st (via LL Recordings), our friends at Some Kind of Awesome have turned us on to the album’s second single.

“I Follow Rivers” is a nearly four-minute cut that opens with a sequence that is nearly as dreamy as its title suggests. As Ms. Li sings “ Oh I beg you/can I follow,” it seems like she’s actually the one more apt to lead. The song features a vocal that is becoming more and more distinct, production that is simultaneously club-ready and deceptively textured, and a chorus catchy enough to make fans beg that the river in the title leads them to a leak.

To make it even better, SKOA also posted a remix by The Magician, which debuted on BBC’s Radio 1 earlier this week.  If you need more, then catch the lady on tour (dates are below), check out the tracklist and album art for Wounded Rhymes here, and stream both tracks – courtesy of the Cloud – below.

Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers”

Lykke Li – “I Follow Rivers” (The Magician Remix via BBC Radio 1)

Lykke Li 2010/2011 Tour Dates:
03/09 – Los Angeles, CA @ El Rey Theatre
04/04 – Hamburg, DE @ Astra Kuluturhaus
04/06 – Munich, DE @ Muffathalle
04/08 – Amsterdam, NL @ Paradiso
04/11 – Cologne, DE @ Gloria
04/12 – Bristol, UK @ Trinity
04/14 – London, UK @ Shepherds Bush Empire
04/15 – Leeds, UK @ Cockpit
04/16 – Dublin, IE @ Tripod
04/18 – Glasgow, UK @ Arches
04/19 – Manchester, UK @ Academy 2
04/21 – Paris, FR @ Le Cigale
04/25 – Rennes, FR @ L’Antipode
04/29 – Copenhagen, DK @ Vega
04/30 – Oslo, NO @ Rockefeller
05/02 – Stockholm, SE @ Cirkus
05/15 – Washington, D.C. @ 9:30 Club
05/16 – Philadelphia, PA @ Theater of Living Arts
05/17 – New York, NY @ Webster Hall
05/20 – Boston, MA @ Paradise
05/22 – Toronto, ON @ Phoenix Concert Theatre
05/23 – Chicago, IL @ Metro
05/26 – Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
05/27 – Vancouver, BC @ Vogue Theatre
05/28 – Portland, OR @ Wonder Ballroom
05/30 – San Francisco, CA @ Regency Center

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