Friday, January 28, 2011

Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers

Lykke Li just released the 2nd single from her lastest album 'Wounded Rhymes' and I am in love with it. Just like I am with every one of her other songs.

This video was shot in her native Sweden, off the coast on an island called Gotland. It's a very atmospheric video - the landscape is obviously gorgeous but there's this eerie, ethereal quality to it that lures you into needing, not just wanting, to watch the video in its entirety.

Lykke chases a mysterious man across a barren white tundra of snow, through the forest to a desolate and grey, snow covered beach. She quite looks like the grim reaper following him in her veil and all black ensemble, no? This video makes me really excited again about winter. There is something completely alluring about the quiet grey skies and falling snow that old man winter brings with him every year.

PS. Did you notice she's following/chasing after that man in the snow, in heels? Impressive.