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Lykke Li On World Cafe, July 6, 2011

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Since her 2008 debut, Sweden's Lykke Li has built an impressive resume. Her songs have been featured on the soundtrack of Twilight and covered by the cast of Glee, and she's worked with an all-star cast of remixers and collaborators including Kanye West, Kings of Leon and Beck.

The singer is a self-described "old soul" whose glossy retro-chic tunes evoke the grace and toughness of classic '60s girl-group pop with a distinctly 21st-century edge. On her latest album, Wounded Rhymes (produced by Bjorn Yttling of recent World Cafe guests Peter Bjorn and John) she radiates the worldly cool of a young star confidently going her own route.

Hear Lykki Li reflect on her growth as an artist and perform four songs on today's World Cafe.



Peter Bjorn And John "Young Folks" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Coldplay "Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall" Every Teardrop Is A Waterfall
Doves "Black And White Town" Some Cities
The Kills "Baby Says" Blood Pressures
Lykke Li "Get Some" Wounded Rhymes
Lykke Li "I Follow Rivers" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Lykke Li "Love Out Of Lust" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Lykke Li "Sadness Is A Blessing" Recorded Live For The World Cafe
Eleanor Friedberger "My Mistake" Last Summer
Cracker "Teen Angst" Cracker
Arcade Fire "Ready To Start" The Suburbs


The Chain Gang Of 1974 "Heartbreakin' Scream" Wayward Fire
White Denim "River To Consider" D
Free Energy "Bang Pop" Stuck On Nothing
Spoon "Don't Make Me A Target" Ga Ga Ga Ga Ga
The Wolfgang Press "Going South" Funky Little Demons
Bright Eyes "Jejune Stars" The People's Key
The Go Betweens "Streets Of Your Town" 16 Lovers Lane
Foster The People "Pumped Up Kicks" Torches
Two Door Cinema Club "What You Know" History
The Pursuit Of Happiness "She's So Young" Love Junk
Joe Jackson "Happy Loving Couples" Look Sharp
Lou Reed "I Love You Suzanne" New Sensations
Clap Your Hands Say Yeah "Same Mistake" Hysterical
David Bowie "Ashes To Ashes" Scary Monsters