Lykke Li will release her new album I Never Learn on May 6 in North America and May 5 internationally via LL/Atlantic. Today, she's shared the album's tracklist and a video for new song "Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone". Directed by Tarik Saleh, it's a close-up portrait of Lykke. Read the lyrics to the song here.
The album was co-produced by Björn Yttling (of Peter Björn and John), Greg Kurstin, and Lykke. It's the final entry in a trilogy, which includes 2008's Youth Novels and 2011's Wounded Rhymes.
She says of the album:
Every song on the album is a power ballad. Like one of those old radio stations. This is a slow dance; a slow burner.
I wrote ["No Rest for the Wicked"] in Sweden when I was packing up my shit, and I’d just gotten out of a relationship and it was a horrible time. I just had the hurt, shame, sadness, guilt, longing. In the verse, I’m referring to myself pleading guilty but I’m referring to all of us.
I Never Learn:
01 I Never Learn
02 No Rest for the Wicked
03 Just Like a Dream
06 Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone
07 Never Gonna Love Again
08 Heart of Steel
09 Sleeping Alone
04-24 Stockholm, Sweden - Berns
04-27 Brussels, Belgium - AB
04-29 Berlin, Germany - Astra
04-30 Munich, Germany - Kesselhaus
05-02 Cologne, Germany - E-Werk
05-03 Utrecht, Netherlands - Tivolivredenburg
05-06 Paris, France - Trianon
05-08 London, England - Village Underground
05-09 London, England - Village Underground
05-15 New York City, NY - Apollo Theatre
05-19 Los Angeles, CA - The Theatre at the Ace Hotel