Lykke Li is my current, gorgeous-voiced female singer crush.
I did this painting from a screenshot I did 1:29 minutes into the heart-wrendingly beautiful video for Sadness is a Blessing. I wanted to capture the perfectly portrayed, fragile, near-crazy look Lykke is doing here. I didn’t quite succeed… she’s gorgeous, but I simply could not capture the edge of madness she is portraying so well.
Lykke has recently done a collaboration with David Lynch, called I’m Waiting Here. It, too, is gorgeous. Anyone familiar with David Lynch will know who Julee Cruise is/was… knowing this, you would totally see why he would do a music collab with Lykke… she sounds like everything Julee Cruise strained so hard to be, vocally, only better. Much better… and I liked Julee Cruise.