Swedish pop artist Lykke Li is back with her first song in two years, “No Hotel.”
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Co-produced by Li and longtime collaborator Björn Yttling, “No Hotel” marks her first original English single since the release of 2018’s So Sad So Sexy. In between then and now, Lykke Li has released a Swedish song “Bron,” a cover of “I Will Survive,” and the still sad still sexy EP.
Throughout the somber single, Lykke Li delivers melancholic vocals atop atmospheric electric guitars. “No Hotel” sees Li trading her danceable sound for a devastating ballad. Lyrically, Li delivers lines like, “Heartbeat half-dead, I carry blue/ With every step, I’m not over you.” Throughout the track, Li pines for an ex that’s in love with someone else.
Listen to “No Hotel” below.
Lykke Li’s most recent track, “BRON,” is sung entirely in Swedish as part of a collaboration with fellow Swedish artists, Little Jinder and Ludwig Göransson.
Prior to that, Li covered Gloria Gaynor’s “I Will Survive.” The cover sees Li turning Gaynor’s disco anthem into a dark, haunting ballad. Li has narrowed down the arrangement to some trembling vocals, soft piano, and eerie atmospheric instrumentals.
On still sad still sexy, Li shared a whole slew of remixes and alternate versions of songs from her 2018 album, so sad so sexy. It features Skrillex, Ty Dolla $ign, and Lil Baby. Lykke Li had also included two new songs titled “Baby Doves” and “Neon.” “Two nights” originally features Aminé, but “two nights part ii” removes Aminé’s verse and shifts the track into a club-influenced mix.