Lykke Li Returns With First Song in Two Years, ‘No Hotel’

Lykke Li needs to rewind to when issues have been going properly. On Wednesday, the Swedish pop star surprise-dropped her eerie ballad “No Lodge,” through which she  reminisces a few previous love — and eager for their return.

The melancholic observe opens with the sound of a squeaky door hinge earlier than Li sings within the opening verse: “There’s no resort. No cigarettes. And also you’re nonetheless in with another person.” She goes on to sing to a former flame, “take me again,” earlier than later admitting, “With each step, I’m not over you.” The blue music wraps with the comfortable chirp of crickets.

Although Li launched a Tenth-anniversary version of her album Wounded Rhymes final 12 months, “No Lodge” is the singer’s first new since dropping her first Swedish-language observe “Bron” and a haunting cowl of Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive” in 2020. Li’s most up-to-date album, So Unhappy So Attractive — which featured tracks resembling “Intercourse Cash Emotions Die” and “Laborious Rain” — arrived in 2018.

Again in 2019, Li collaborated along with her pal Yola Jimenez to the mezcal model, Yola, together with an accompanying pageant.“ I positively wish to emphasize that it is a pageant the place we spotlight girls, but it surely’s not a pageant for under girls,” she instructed Rolling Stone on the time. “I believe a lot on the earth now’s about know-how and disconnection, so [this is] only a place to be current.”


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