For my artist spotlight of the week I’ve picked Swedish indie-pop singer; Lykke Li. She started her career back in the early 2000’s by grabbing the attention of thousands of bloggers with her unique style and retro singles made available on her MySpace account (ohhhh the good old days of MySpace).
It wasn’t until 2007 that she dropped her debut EP, Little Bit. The track was a hit among bloggers and it quickly picked-up the attention of the mainstream music press in Sweden. Her first album, Youth Novels, dropped in 2008 and she signed on with Atlantic Records for the purposes of worldwide distribution. Her musical talent has earned her millions of fans around the world and especially in the UK!
I find her music to be simply, genius. Her music is not overdone (lyrically or with sound effects) yet it’s captivating enough to stay with you. When I first heard her voice I was moved by how her vocal ability had the power to go right through your ears and into your soul. To this day I find her song; little bit, every bit as mesmerizing as it was when I first heard it.
And apparently I am not the only one! many artists have done covers of the song, some of which may even surprise you like Drake! I have posted the original version and Drakes cover! Let me know what you guys think!