Lykke Li’s ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ Single

Lykke Li

The lengthily titled new single from Swedish dynamo Lykke Li is as striking and individualistic as we expect from her, but also hauntingly beautiful. Her voice wavering from emotionally wounded to gorgeously powerful, with lines like “Will you love my scars so I can heal” and “There is a war inside my core” piercing through the speakers and into your heart. With her distinctive voice and poetic lyrics, ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ is set to be the emotional break-up anthem of 2014.

‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ is a small portion from the main dish, her third LP I Never Learn (co-produced by Björn Yttling from Peter Björn and John and Greg Kurstin who has worked with Lily Allen and Pink), but with this track making sweet passionate love to this Vulture’s earholes, it’s clear the new album will be a stunner and another success for Lykke Li.

Whether it’s the distant acoustic guitar backing, or the emotional weight behind the voice, ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ is a subtle show-stopper, the kind of song you’d hear on the radio and immediately stop in your tracks and take it all in. Towards the end of the song, it almost becomes too much and the raw emotion cuts into the vocals which is incredibly powerful and a demonstration of Li’s incredible talent. Every song on the album has been described as a power ballad by Lykke Li herself, whether they stay as poignant and heart-breaking as this track remains to be seen.

Lykke Li has also released an accompanying video for the song. As sparse as the production on ‘Love Me Like I’m Not Made Of Stone’ and as powerful as the vocals, the music video is an extended close-up shot of the gorgeous Swedish lass. The camera revolves around her as she goes through what looks like utter heart-break. It’s best viewed accompanied in a dark room late at night with a heavy heart.

Josh Brooks

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