Sunday, March 13, 2011

Lykke Li-I Know Places

The Swedish singer Lykke Li  has created the perfect wasted Sunday mellow jam on her new album, Wounded Rhymes. And not wasted from too many brews, but wasted as my Sundays usually are-wasted from a lack of any substance. Not to say that's necessarily a bad thing, but you catch my drift. 

"I Know Places" is a simple song, one that moves at its own pace, and that pace is just perfect for a day like this. There is not one ounce of hurry in the six minutes of this jam. The rolling verse, repeating each time with slight changes, keeps you engaged while not demanding too much attention. A chorus joins in, giving Li some backing, a backing she doesn't necessarily need because her voice is the star in this song. With little to shield it, it really shines, almost sounding bluesy as she croons. At around the 4:06 mark, the song completely changes, easing into an instrumental that will hopefully have your Sunday cruise along as mellow river as mine has. 

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