Photo by Heather Kaplan
Lykke Li has announced that she will be taking a break from the road.
The Swedish singer-songwriter broke the news via an Instagram post this morning, citing the physical toll of a decade of touring as the main reason for the hiatus: “I am utterly devastated, sometimes we push and push but the body simply won’t follow. I gave it all I had, my body, heart and soul. After 7 years of touring my health is screaming/begging for me to listen/heal/slow down.”
The announcement comes just months after the release of I Never Learn, Li’s third LP to date and one of our Top Albums of 2014. She was scheduled to continue her supporting world tour with appearances at St. Jerome’s traveling Laneway Festival, but those dates have now been scrapped. Fans shouldn’t worry too much, however, as Li notes that she intends on returning to the stage sometime in the future, saying, “I will come back. Stronger.”
Read her full Instagram message below.
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I AM UTTERLY DEVASTATED, SOMETIMES WE PUSH AND PUSH BUT THE BODY SIMPLY WON'T FOLLOW. I GAVE IT ALL I HAD, MY BODY, HEART AND SOUL. AFTER 7 YEARS OF TOURING MY HEALTH IS SCREAMING/BEGGING FOR ME TO LISTEN/HEAL/SLOW DOWN.THANK YOU SO MUCH FOR UNDERSTANDING. THANK YOU FOR LISTENING TO MY BLEEDING HEART AND WATCHING ME DANCE IN THE DARK THESE PAST YEARS. I LOVE YOU. I WILL COME BACK. STRONGER. BUT FOR NOW MY LOVES, I HAVE TO REST. U CAN'T ALWAYS "WIN"…. TAKE CARE OF YOURSELVES!!! YOU MEAN THE WORLD TO ME. CHOOSE LIGHT AND LIFE! LIFE IS EBB N FLOW, HIGH N LOW. BUT WE KEEP ON. I WILL MISS YOU SO. X photo:@sgrdrpl
Revisit her video for “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone”.