Today, as of March 24, Swedish singer and songwriter Lykke Li has announced a new album in the works after her latest track “BRON”. The album, titled EYEYE, contains eight tracks that all tackle themes of obsession and romance. All of the songs were recorded in Li’s bedroom, as she worked with Björn Yttling, a producer whom hasn’t worked with Li since 2014 with the hit album I NEVER LEARN.
After four acclaimed albums, Li wanted to ditch the technical equipment in a studio, and instead used a $70 microphone. Her goal was for “the record to have the intimacy of listening to a voice memo on a macro dose of LSD,” Lykke stated. The “voice memo” feel is evident in her new track, but only brings the listeners closer to the world of her song. In “No Hotel”, Li talks about the feeling of loneliness, “There’s no hotel, No cigarettes”, as well as the feeling of regret, “So now, baby, rewind, Take me back”. Although “No Hotel” is out, the rest seven songs of EYEYE are set to release May 20.
1. NO HOTEL
2. YOU DON’T GO AWAY
3. HIGHWAY TO YOUR HEART
4. HAPPY HURTS
Fans can also listen to the tracks early. This fall, Li will go on tour in support of EYEYE. Tickets for the tour will go on sale April 1.
Upcoming Lykke Li Tour Dates
9/26 – San Diego, CA @ The Observatory
9/28 – San Francisco, CA @ The Warfield
9/30 – Los Angeles, CA @ Ace Theatre
10/03 – Minneapolis, MN @ The Fillmore
10/04 – Chicago, IL @ The Vic Theatre
10/06 – Toronto, ON @ Queen Elizabeth Theatre
10/08 – New York, NY @ Apollo Theater
Photo Credit: Alyssa Fried