I’m still playing catch up from the holiday season with all the great music that was released. There’s no way one person can cover it all, but I’ll try. With that said, here’s a holiday gift from Swedish pop beauty Lykke Li in the form of The Lost Session Vol. 1. Featured are alternate takes from Wounded Rhymes, including “I Follow Rivers,” “Jerome,” and “Youth Knows No Pain.” There isn’t much in instrumentation here, mainly just the acoustic and a little piano and bells, which really puts Lykke’s voice front and center, showing off her rich, soulful vocals. I really dig the alternate take of “Jerome” which you can check out below, along with the other two tracks.
The Lost Sessions Vol 1. by LykkeLi
Here’s Lykke Li’s message to her fans:
“I’d thought I’d give you this to put in your little players, either stick it in your ears or play it loud when the lights are low, mind weary and days rainy.
Remember; life is a process, no feeling is final.
There is no end and no beginning.
Yours truly always,
PS: If you like it you are welcome to spread it on those little Internet waves. Maybe send it like a little gift or a kindly flu filled kiss. What doesn’t kill you makes you stronger. VOL . 1 ( !!!!!)