‘So Sad So Sexy’ – Lykke Li teases atmospheric new track and video

Ahead of live dates this summer

Lykke Li has teased new material in an atmospheric clip, captioned: “So sad so sexy”. Check out the post below.

The Swedish singer-songwriter’s last full-length ‘I Never Learn’ was released back in 2014. It boasted the epic tracks ‘Gunshot’ and ‘No Rest For The Wicked’. In 2016, she formed the band LIV with producer Jeff Bhasker – along with members of Miike Snow and Peter Bjorn and John.

Now, ahead of live appearances at All Points East festival, BBC’s Biggest Weekend and more, the artist has taken to Instagram to offer a glimpse of upcoming new material.


The Super 8 visuals see Li stood against a night-time city skyline, driving, and in silhouette as dark textures of synth ring out. The caption and closing words suggest that the new single or album will be titled ‘So Sad So Sexy’.

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Last year, Lykke Li and Ryan Gosling covered Bob Marley in Song To Song. During the film, in which Li portrays Gosling’s ex-lover, the pair performed ‘It Hurts To Be Alone’. Their version was produced by Nigel Godrich.

Reviewing Li’s heartbreak-inspired last album, NME said: “Maybe this is an album Lykke Li had, instead of wanted, to make. ‘I Never Learn’ is an album about love, but not a record to love.”