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Lykke Li Covers Usher’s “U Got It Bad” for Spotify Session

so sad so sexy Out Now via RCA

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Sweden’s Lykke Li released a new album, so sad so sexy, back in June via RCA. Now she has done a session for Spotify where she covers Usher’s “U Got It Bad” (from his 2001 album 8701), as well as performing her own so sad so sexy song “sex money feelings sad.” Check out the session below, followed by Usher’s original.

Previously Lykke Li shared the album’s first two singles, “hard rain” and “deep end,” as well as a video for another song from the album, “utopia.” Then she shared an intimate iPhone-shot vertical video for “deep end.” That was followed by a cinematic video for “hard rain” that costarred Moley Talhaoui, a Swedish artist/illustrator, and chronicled a volatile relationship. Then she shared two more songs from it, “sex money feelings die” and “two nights” (which featured Portland rapper Aminé). In April Lykke Li shared a mysterious new 90-second teaser trailer that featured new instrumental music and was also entitled so sad so sexy. It featured the singer/songwriter is various states of dress in several settings.

Lykke Li’s last album was 2014’s I Never Learn. In February she shared a new cover of Jim Croce’s 1972 single “Time in a Bottle.”

In 2016 and 2017 Lykke Li released some music with LIV, a Swedish supergroup that features Li, her romantic partner Jeff Bhasker, Andrew Wyatt from Miike Snow, Pontus Winnberg from Miike Snow and Amason, and Peter Bjorn and John‘s Björn Yttling. In September 2016 the band was announced via the debut of their first song, “Wings of Love.” Then in October 2016 we were treated to a NSFW video for the song directed by Li in her directorial debut. Then in November 2016 there was another song from the band, the slow-burning “Dream Awake.” In June 2017 LIV shared a third song, the upbeat “Heaven,” via its lyric video. Then in September 2017 they shared a delicate new song, “Hurts to Liv.”

Lykke Li Tour Dates:

08/10 - Oslo, NO @ Oya Festival
08/11 - Gothenburg, SE @ Way Out West
08/12 - Helsinki, FI @ Flow Festival
10/05 - Washington, DC @ Lincoln Theatre
10/07 - Boston, MA @ Paradise Rock Club
10/08 - Philadelphia, PA @ Union Transfer
10/09 - New York, NY @ Terminal 5
10/11 - Toronto, ON @ Danforth Music Hall
10/12 - Montreal, QC @ Corona Theatre
10/16 - Los Angeles, CA @ The Wiltern
10/17 - San Francisco, CA @ The Fillmore
10/18 - Sonoma, CA @ Gundlach Bundschu Winery
10/20 - Seattle, WA @ Showbox at the Market
10/21 - Portland, OR @ Roseland Theatre
11/04 - London, UK @ O2 Academy Brixton
11/05 - Amsterdam, NL @ Melkweg
11/06 - Paris, FR @ Bataclan
11/08 - Berlin, DE @ Astra Kulturhaus

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