Hot Video Alert: Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers
Swedish indie-tronica artist Lykke Li released the second single, "I Follow Rivers," off of her forthcoming sophomore album, Wounded Rhymes (out February 28th in Europe, March 1st in the States). The follow up single is considerably more mellow than it's predecessor, the up-beat tribal-esque "Get Some." While I think I prefer the more up-tempo "Get Some," "I Follow Rivers" goes to show just how versatile of an artist Lykke Li really is. The song vaguely reminds me of her 2007 single, "I'm Good, I'm Gone," off her debut album Youth Novels.
I Follow Rivers (The Magician Remix) by LykkeLi
Both "I Follow Rivers" and "I'm Good, I'm Gone" are haunting, but for different reasons. The videos for both songs complement the dark tone with an eerie visual aide. While the video for "I'm Good, I'm Gone" was downright creepy, the video for "I Follow Rivers" is absolutely mesmerizingly beautiful. Directed exquisitely by Egyptian/Swedish producer/director/animator Tarik Saleh, the black and white clip plays out like the scene of a silent film, allowing Lykke Li to flex her acting chops. Brilliantly done. Check out the video below and listen to the amazing Magician Remix above.