20 Questions: Lykke Li
When Lykke Li made her debut with the quickly-iconic Little Bit in 2007, she established herself as an alt-pop enigma.
Introverted by nature, the Swedish singer and songwriter creates a curious blend of pop, folk and electro – an intoxicating sound which would eventually cement her name as an unlikely pop powerhouse. And despite her current star status, Li doesn’t give too much away. We try to get to know her a little better.
What’s something most people don’t know about you?
People still seem surprised by how antisocial I am.
What makes you laugh the hardest?
Unfortunately, I laugh when people fall off things on YouTube.
Is there a particular movement inspiring you right now?
Our Yola Mezcal movement; strong women, strong drink.
Who is your dream collaborator?
Always and forever, Bon Iver.
What’s the furthest you’ll go for love?
I’ll cross a river if it meets me on the bridge.
If you could go back in time and change one thing, what would it be?
I would have probably had more pasta when I was younger.
What would you want written on your tombstone?
I loved and lost.
No. 1 tip for looking chic?
Moisturise your face!
What’s the hardest part of motherhood?
It’s hard to choose – 80 percent of it is hard.
What’s the biggest realisation you’ve had in the past year?
I know nothing about self love.
Best survival tip for 2019?
Meditate, hydrate and enjoy what you have in the moment.
If you were trying to seduce a potential lover, what meal would you cook?
Caviar and champagne.
Sexiest song of all time?
Purple Rain by Prince.
Saddest song of all time?
I Can’t Make You Love Me by Bonnie Raitt.
What’s the wildest thing you’ve ever done to get attention?
I don’t like attention.
What makes you feel nostalgic?
The movie Paris, Texas.
Have you ever written someone a love letter?
Too many times.
What’s something that makes you immediately nervous?
I cannot for my life hold a speech.
What do you do to relax?
I close the curtains and don’t leave my bed.
No, order a lot of pizza and watch Netflix.
still sad, still sexy is out now via RCA Records.