Lykke Li Concert Preview

Her real name is Li Lykke Timotej Zachrisson, but that is kind of a mouthful, so she goes by Lykke Li.  This Swedish indie singer does not create your typical pop music as her sound incorporates elements of pop, electronic and indie rock.  She also favours non-traditional instruments like the cello, saxophone, trumpet, and tambourines in her music.  Maybe this wide variety is a reflection of her upbringing as she not only lived in Sweden, but also Portugal, Nepal, India, Morocco, and the United States in her 25 years.

After releasing her debut album, “Youth Novels” in 2008, Lykke Li followed it up with “Wounded Rhymes” just this year.  She has earned quite a following in the indie circles.  Though she has had some mainstream exposure through her performances on Later with Jools Holland and The Carson Daly Show.  Also has performed at Coachella and Lollapalooza.  Li has also worked with Norwegians Royksopp on their album “Junior”, was asked to cover “Knocked Up” by Kings of Leon and has also done a duet with Kanye West. To top it off she also had a track on the soundtrack for New Moon and part of her song “I Follow Rivers” was sung on television show Glee.  That all adds up to much exposure for an indie artist.

Additional Information:

-Website:  www.lykkeli.com

-Ticket Purchase:  www.ticketmaster.ca

-Ticket Price:  $35.55 (plus service charge)

-Show Time:  8:00 p.m. (Doors @ 6:30 p.m.)

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