Lykke Li: Grateful For the Twilight Connection

Lykke Li is promoting her new album called Wounded Rhymes. She mentioned her New Moon soundtrack experience.

“I’m a very melancholic kind of person,” she says. “I don’t know why, I think certain people are born a certain way. There’s more discomfort being an old soul or a person who questions a lot of things. I’m young, but I’m old. It’s a part of who I am and the reason why I’m here, too.”

Li says she didn’t necessarily understand the Twilight phenomenon, but she was grateful for the opportunity to influence young listeners watching the films.

“[Twilight has] die-hard fans — all these young people still believing in love and being romantic. I really identify with that. I remember watching films in my teenage years, and you’d be in love with Leonardo DiCaprio and then a song would come on. You’d love that song forever; it changed your life.”

Asked what Wounded Rhymes will mean to her when she listens back to it, the self-described old soul thinks it will serve as a reminder of her growing pains.

“I’m going to be like Benjamin Button; I’m just going to grow younger. I will probably be happy, fat, with kids and looking back and thinking, I was such a angry young woman. It’s the dark years before I kind of understood that life is hard, but it’s always beautiful.”

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Lykke Li: Possibility Video Debut

First of all, today is Lykke Li’s birthday, so happy birthday! To celebrate her label released the video to Possibility (the song that plays in the background as the months go by) to coordinate.

New Moon’s Oscar Potential

According to MTV’s Hollywood Crush, the “Academy of Motion Picture Arts and Sciences (a.k.a. the people who put on The Academy Awards every year) announced their shortlist of nominees for Best Original Song. Lykke Li’s “Possibility” from “New Moon” was included on the list.”

Now as great as this sounds, MTV clarifies what the ironically named “short list” means. “a bit of perspective should be laid out. The “shortlist” rings in at 63 songs, which makes us think the long list must have comprised of just about every song included in a film this year.”

Current Music Presents: Embedded with New Moon Soundtrack Artist Lykke Li

Start looking at the 11:04 mark. Check out the Embedded site.

Lykke Li: How She Got Hooked With New Moon

Lykke Li wasn’t hooked until she saw a rough cut of New Moon and then she was onboard for the soundtrack. Check out her video and interview on MTV.