Single Review: Lykke Li – I Follow Rivers

By on Monday, 31st January 2011 at 12:00 pm

Sweden’s Lykke Li seems to be on everyone’s lips again, gearing up to release her second album ‘Wounded Rhymes’ in March. The latest? A new single called ‘I Follow Rivers’. Unlike the previous single ‘Get Some’, which frankly made me blush for the lines “I’m your prostitute / you’re gon’ get some” and its racy video, this one sounds more ‘Youth Novels’ than the previous one.

It’s suitably swirly with a heavy dance beat that made ‘A Little Bit’ and ‘I’m Good I’m Gone’ from her last release popular. And the virtually monochromatic video? It stars Swedish / Lebanese comedian Fares Fares, with Lykke Li ‘chasing’ him down like a predator. Seems to be the opposite of what’s going on in ‘Get Some’ but so far it’s getting rave reviews across the board. I’m liking it better than ‘Get Some’ – and the video is much more artistic than ‘Get Some”s, which just looks most videos on MTV these days.



The ‘I Follow Rivers’ single comes out, rather appropriately, on Valentine’s Day (14 February) in the UK.

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