On Lykke Li’s wrist are three thin, faint black lines. They look like an accidental pen doodle but are in fact a tattoo. “I was 21 and homeless – such a broken, lost woman. I chose three lines because I knew I was going to make three albums and I knew they were going to set me free.”
So here the Swedish indie-pop artist is, seven years on, having just released her third album, “I Never Learn”, a heartbreaking collection that continues the theme of broken love from the critically acclaimed “Youth Novels” (2008) and “Wounded Rhymes” (2011). Her mesmerising performances take her to festivals around the world, including Glastonbury this weekend and Latitude next month.
Although she still considers herself a “boutique singer”, not a mainstream one, her fame is growing fast, bolstered by projects such as writing a song for the soundtrack of a Twilight film, a music video with the celebrated Swedish actor Stellan Skarsgård and even a role in a Terrence Malick film, which is shrouded in secrecy.
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