EDIT (28/04/2011): Wrong info. Whooops! Not Alex, but his father Stellan appears in a new Lykke Li’s music video for “Sadness is a Blessing”. You can watch the video here.
In 2007, Lykke Li (pronounced “LUKE-ee LEE”) became a blogger sensation as the chirpy-voiced pixie behind “Little Bit” off her debut album, Youth Novels. She then became a teen curiosity in 2009 when her dirgelike love song “Possibility” appeared in The Twilight Saga: New Moon. In between, the Swede was sampled by Drake and featured (with Kanye West) on N.A.S.A.’s “Gifted.” Now the 25-year-old is in the middle of a world tour (she hits the States in May) to support her recently released sophomore record, the critically lauded Wounded Rhymes.
In interviews, you tend to reference a lot of filmmakers as inspirations — Jodorowsky, Cassavetes, Antonioni ….
Lykke Li: I’m just curious by nature. I’ve always been drawn to cinematic experiences and that approach to music. It’s the way that I do my videos, if you can even call them videos. The latest one I shot, for “Sadness Is a Blessing,” was like a film scene with [True Blood’s] Alexander Skarsgård in it. I’m definitely exploring that world between a short film and a visual story.