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New Moon Meets Lykke Li

November 26th, 2009

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To be blunt about the matter, I’m not a huge Twilight fan. (I have seen the first movie as a result of my little sisters begging me to take them). In my humble opinion, I was not particularly interested before seeing it, and afterwards I was even more confused as to what all the rave was about. The only portion of the movie that I actually enjoyed was the soundtrack.

BUT I have always been a huge Lykke Li fan having seen her perform last year in Toronto, and I’ve been waiting for Li to come out with something new. The singer/songwriter from Sweden released her first album “Youth Novels” in 2008. SO…can you image my disappointment after waiting for so long, that the first new track she writes is a feature on the Twilight soundtrack? This could have gone one of two ways: 1. She could have completely sold out for the purpose of putting her name in a movie. 2. She could stay completely true to her music and image. I am happy to say the latter of the two was true. Lykke Li is featured on the New Moon Soundtrack with the haunting new song “Possibility”. She had seen the movie in LA for a showing and had an idea for a song immediately. While having a few days off in Sweden and recovering from illness, she wrote “Possibility”.

“I’m really proud of it and hope you will love it and need it.” Lykke Li writes in her blog, referring to her new song. The song is a maudlin piece on love and loss, operating like a well-oiled machine – the simple piano chords underneath the chamber-like, repetitive vocals of Lykke Li. Listening to this song, makes me even more excited and hopeful to hear more of what Li’s got to show the world. Now that she has finished her world tour she better get cracking on writing her second album!

The New Moon soundtrack features also indie artists, Bon Iver and St. Vincent, as well as songs by Thom Yorke (Radiohead), Grizzly Bear, Death Cab for Cutie, and The Killers. The soundtrack is definately worth checking out!

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