Lykke Li

(Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson)

Lykke Li
Lykke Li
  • Born: March 18, 1986
  • Nationality: Swedish
  • Profession: Singer, Songwriter, Model









Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson, known as Lykke Li (Swedish pronunciation: [²lʏkːɛ ˈliː]), is a Swedish singer, songwriter and model. Her music often blends elements of indie pop, dream pop and electronic. Her debut studio album, Youth Novels, was released in 2008, and has been followed by Wounded Rhymes (2011), I Never Learn (2014), and So Sad So Sexy (2018).

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Being on tour really takes a toll, so you have to find ways to stay healthy.
Driving, for me, means power and freedom. The feeling that I can go anywhere I want at any time is exhilarating. Time ;Power ;Freedom & Liberty
During the day, I don't wear much makeup; I only put on makeup for the show.
For men, it's about finding the perfect shoe or the perfect pants that will last you through the years. That's how I want to shop: sustainable, classic, great quality.
I always feel like I've been slightly misunderstood. As a woman, you get judged for appearances or things like that I don't really care about.
I always strive for freedom: freedom of thought and expression. Freedom & Liberty
I am deeply in tune with my heart and core, and it's made me a better writer, artist, and most of all woman. It's made me more myself.
I am such a complex person. I have so many different layers of my personality to choose from. I am super-sensitive, and I am super-strong.
I do everything: I'll have a green juice, then a melted chocolate ice cream. I stay up very late, I get up very early.
I don't feel Swedish. In fact, my father tells me to get out of here as soon as I can.
I don't live anywhere. I have always dreamed of moving out of my country because Sweden is boring.
I don't necessarily love all the collaborations that I've done; the more I work with other people, the more I realize that I want to work with myself. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex ;Work, Workers & The Labor Force
I don't relate to the 'Twilight' books or movies at all, but I'm obsessed with it as a pop culture phenomenon - all these people just screaming like it was the Beatles. Arts, Culture, Entertainment & Lifestyle
I don't think Neil Young has a beautiful voice, but it's something that grabs you, and the songs are so good.
I don't want to break someone's heart, but you can't control that. A broken heart happens; that's inevitable.
I felt such a deep connection with dolphins. I felt like they were the only ones who understood me.
I honestly kind of hate shopping. My favorite places to shop are rich old lady consignment stores.
I knew I wanted to be an artist, but I never took music lessons. I was just playing around in front of the mirror and being silly, then suddenly I started making songs. Music, Chants & Rapps
I lived five years in Portugal and then spent winters in Nepal or India.
I love listening to demos. They're so raw. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I love pouring my heart out. People don't want to hear you whine when you're with friends, so you can sing about it instead - it's the best outlet. Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I remember watching films in my teenage years, and you'd be in love with Leonardo DiCaprio, and then a song would come on. You'd love that song forever; it changed your life. Life ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I struggle with myself every day - I am a lonesome person. I talk to my family - and I connect to some people deeply along the way - but I am a restless soul. Singing is the most immediate relief. Families, Children & Parenting
I think everything in life comes in threes: heartbreak and all that. You've got to do the full round in order to learn. Life
I think pop culture underestimates people. The message is, 'Being yourself is the worst thing you could possibly be.' But people are still attracted to it.
I used to get really sick. I would go to the doctor with all these ailments, and they would tell me I needed to be at home. I didn't even really understand what that meant because since I was a baby, I've always been moving, moving, and then touring.
I want people to have a good time. It's boring only to hear singer/songwriters spilling their guts. Time
I was 21 and homeless - such a broken, lost woman.
I was a total floral hippie as a child so when I finally could make my own choices, I've been living in different black suit jackets and been really drawn to masculine clothes.
I was totally romanticizing the idea of Los Angeles when the Doors, Joni Mitchell, and Neil Young were hanging out there.
I went to 11 different schools. It was a fantastic adventure, but I was incredibly sensitive and needed a bit more stability.
I will grab any opportunity I can to learn something new.
I will never get to Lady Gaga's status. That's not something I want.
If anything, I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist.
If you take the hard facts of a failed relationship, it's pretty grim. But if you make an album out of it, and if the violins represent all the tears, you create something magical out of something very normal.
If you're being ignored, that's a good time to concentrate on finding yourself and creating your own mystery. Time
I'll always be in some type of turmoil. So what I've tried to do is just surrender to that.
I'm a vagabond. I live out of one suitcase. I feel very comfortable in black. I feel very uncomfortable in anything else than black.
I'm a very melancholic kind of person. I don't know why; I think certain people are born a certain way.
I'm actually a really shy person. I just really enjoy being in studio; I don't go out much.
I'm always looking for silhouettes that seem 'invisible' to the eye, as in that it's so well-tailored to your body that you won't even notice what you're wearing. It needs to be dramatic in a subtle way.
I'm from Sweden, so I don't enjoy winter at all; there's nothing cute about it.
I'm going to be like Benjamin Button; I'm just going to grow younger. I will probably be happy, fat, with kids and looking back and thinking, 'I was such a angry young woman.'
I'm interested in a lot of different sounds and types of music. Music, Chants & Rapps
I'm just not interested in getting judged or getting people to love me. Being seen and taking my photo and having to follow this schedule all the time, I don't enjoy it. Time ;Love, Romance, Marriage & Sex
I'm more old school: I want to be like Keith Richards on stage. It's not interesting to see straight-from-runway clothes slapped on an artist. It's more interesting when you see people who have their own style.
I'm not so interested in being indie just for the sake of being indie.
It's a very proactive thing to be dealing with your darkness and getting it out of your system. So it doesn't have to be in your system.
It's amazing, coconut oil. I use it as a moisturizer. I put it in my hair when I want a kind of greasy look. I take off my makeup with it. I put a little bit in my coffee. I have coconut oil with everything.
It's important that the way you dress tells a story and reveals something about you and your philosophy.
It's in every person's life, around 27 to 29 years old, the stars and the planets align themselves to exactly the way they were when you were born. You're faced with yourself. There's no running away. Life
It's the ultimate task to do something stripped back, so you're not hiding behind anything.
I've always been a person that is searching for truth and always wants to go further, deeper. Truth
Most things in life come as a surprise. Life
Mum is a photographer, and Dad does world music and plays almost every instrument except for drums. Music, Chants & Rapps ;Families, Children & Parenting
Music and fashion are a sign of the times and a reflection of what people want and need at this very day and age. Music, Chants & Rapps
My dream is to one day just be me and my guitar. I'm working myself to the core. Who am I, underneath everything else? I'm still on that journey, to find that core.
My favorite thing in the world is to have just a big dinner with friends and just sit and talk about their life and their difficulties and all of that. Life
My favourite festival experience is a show at midnight with the moon blazing and a crowd full of open hearts ready to dance.
People comment on how you look; it's so unnecessary. I just wanted people to listen to what I have to say instead of focusing on anything else.
Some people watch comedy to relax. I watch '21 Grams.' I can recognize sadness and tragedy really easily because it's been with me forever.
Sometimes when I write songs, I don't know what they're about, and it just suddenly comes to me.
The first tape I got was Madonna's 'Immaculate Collection.' I'm inspired by the way she started from nothing and didn't have a big musical talent, but had a big dream.
The first thing you do when you get off tour is let off some steam and, you know, have some type of big breakdown.
The music that I listen to is very minimalistic. I listen to a lot of old blues that is just guitar and vocals. Music, Chants & Rapps
The problem is, when I talk about heartbreak or whatever, people want to melt it down to some break-up of a relationship, but it's not about that. If you're a sensitive person, just stepping outside can be heartbreaking.
The profession I have keeps dragging me into drama and taking me away from baking, flowering and gardening.
The thing is, if you're in this world, you have to do things for yourself, not for others, because everyone will judge you for anything.
There's more discomfort being an old soul or a person who questions a lot of things. I'm young, but I'm old.
Touring is really about being on edge the whole time - you're like a racing horse: you've just got to be on. You've got to pull it together. Time
When I play, I'm so in the moment that I can't really remember what happened afterwards. It's a rare experience for a thinking person like me.
When I was very little, I was into Michael Jackson. At six or seven, it was Madonna, but she's not what she used to be. I've been into everything from Edith Piaf to Joe Strummer to the Velvet Underground to Suicide to A Tribe Called Quest to African music. Music, Chants & Rapps
Where I've been hasn't influenced my music. It's more what I listen to. You can find music everywhere, so moving hasn't really influenced my music, more me as a person. Music, Chants & Rapps
You can become quite blase, and also, I have no sense of home; I don't have roots. I've never had that feeling that someone else is going to take care of me, ever. I don't trust people. Trust

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