Laugh at What I Love: Lykke Li
Brendan Ryan | April 7, 2011
There’s something about Scandinavia that I can’t help but love. I’m not really sure what region that term covers, but my personal boundaries are Iceland, Norway, Sweden, Switzerland, etc. Any place with lots of blonde people, glaciers, and fjords qualifies in my book. Acts like Sigur Ros, Bjork, Mum, Mew, and Lykke Li have been instant favorites, either despite or because of the fact I usually can’t understand a fucking thing that they’re saying.
Most musicians from that area have a quirky story about their childhood that makes perfect sense given the context of their music. Lykke Li, for example, lived on a mountaintop in Portugal for 5 years as a child, and her family vacationed in Lisbon, Nepal, India, and Morocco. I couldn’t make this shit up if I...