Ahh Lykke Li, what on earth are we to do with you, girl? So torn and troubled, so introspective, fragile and worn. So fierce and fashionable, and of course, immensely talented. And sad. But you knew all that already.
Here's the video for 'Sadness is a Blessing', the one that Gold Panda so artfully turned on it's head a little while back. Directed by one Tarik Saleh, the first minute and a half of the video is set up soundtrackless, with Lykke drinking shots like a fish. Or a Russian. Or someone who is on a suicide mission to get terribly, recklessly drunky town. Drama, of course does ensue, around the tragic and gorgeous figure of Lykke Li. Check it out:
To those who have missed out on seeing the girl onstage, she does send heartfelt (and most poetic) apologies; I hope for you all that you get to see her live because she truly is a force and presence. Like some kind of Scheherazade, Lykke tells what happened to keep her from the stage:
"...I had some kind of complete meltdown on Marks&Spencer in Glasgow on one of those very rare days off while on route...I was standing at an isle contemplating life and death and the struggles of being an artist/soul/woman/human being when the overbearingness sneaked up on me like Batman himself. I fell to the floor and so did the raspberries I had in my hand..."
GET WELL SOON GIRL!