Our collective admiration for Lykke Li here at The Line of Best Fit is almost limitless. We were enchanted by Youth Novels and have been similarly hypnotised by new album Wounded Rhymes, which drops today on Atlantic/LL Records.
Significantly, when we agreed to throw our hat into the ring and start producing video sessions for this site (hardly a new concept), our aim was to set ourselves apart in two areas. Firstly that each video should ally itself to a high set of production values in both visuals and audio. Secondly, that we would hand-pick, where possible, the artistes we would work with, drawing them from a list of our favourites.
Thus, the concept of the ‘dream’ session came into being: those people and bands who meant something incredibly special to all of us personally involved in the sessions – the ones we would, literally pull out all the stops to work with.
And Lykke Li was amongst those name at the top of our list – so when her name first came up as a possibility, we immediately knew we had to find somewhere very special for her. We trawled the length and breadth of London, scoured our online address books and finally found the infamous Last Tuesday Society in East London.
A twisted cave of beautifully fucked-up Victoriana, macabre antiques and, to be frank, the stuff of nightmares, it was here we took Lykke for a unique performance of latest single ‘I Follow Rivers’. And she gave us her heart and soul: a session that is, by turns, mesmerising, intense and emotionally wrought.
What’s more, it’s an online exclusive just for us: the only video session Lykke has done to promote the release of the new record in the UK.
We think you’ll agree, it’s something just a little bit spectacular…