Lykke Li – “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone” Mar04


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Lykke Li – “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone”

Lykke Li - "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone"

When we first met Lykke Li, she was a coquettish dance-pop chick singing about yearnings, urges, love, and lost over bouncy production. Her second album dropped the bounce for a broader, mature sound. And for her third album, she has stripped the music down further leaving an uncluttered canvas for her ever vulnerable lyrics.

Her willingness to put her love life on full display has to be her appeal. She had previewed her album by releasing a precursor video for the title track, “I Never Learn.”

But “Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone” is a whole new level of heartache. For someone who has proven so evocative in her songwriting, the girl she is writing about is distant and fragile. But I know from teh internets[sic] that she writes about her broken relationships like a Swedish Taylor Swift. In fact Lykke Li is the type of girl I hate, she can be emotional and passionate but displays a wall of discord when I’m trying to talk to her. I hate you so much right now! (Shout out to Kelis!) Arrrgh!

Ahem. I Never Learn is set for release on March 25th. And if you’re still waiting for the liveliness of Youth Novels, no such luck.

Every song on the album is a power ballad. Like one of those old radio stations. This is a slow dance; a slow burner.

I wrote [“No Rest for the Wicked”] in Sweden when I was packing up my shit, and I’d just gotten out of a relationship and it was a horrible time. I just had the hurt, shame, sadness, guilt, longing. In the verse, I’m referring to myself pleading guilty but I’m referring to all of us.

Damn, it’s all power ballads about her ex. Someone love this girl like she’s supposed to be loved.


Lyrics, if you need them.

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