Zitat des Tages von Lykke Li:
I'm not so interested in being indie just for the sake of being indie.
Sometimes when I write songs, I don't know what they're about, and it just suddenly comes to me.
I think pop culture underestimates people. The message is, 'Being yourself is the worst thing you could possibly be.' But people are still attracted to it.
I'm a vagabond. I live out of one suitcase. I feel very comfortable in black. I feel very uncomfortable in anything else than black.
It's a very proactive thing to be dealing with your darkness and getting it out of your system. So it doesn't have to be in your system.
My dream is to one day just be me and my guitar. I'm working myself to the core. Who am I, underneath everything else? I'm still on that journey, to find that core.
I want people to have a good time. It's boring only to hear singer/songwriters spilling their guts.
The first thing you do when you get off tour is let off some steam and, you know, have some type of big breakdown.
I used to get really sick. I would go to the doctor with all these ailments, and they would tell me I needed to be at home. I didn't even really understand what that meant because since I was a baby, I've always been moving, moving, and then touring.
When I was very little, I was into Michael Jackson. At six or seven, it was Madonna, but she's not what she used to be. I've been into everything from Edith Piaf to Joe Strummer to the Velvet Underground to Suicide to A Tribe Called Quest to African music.
Where I've been hasn't influenced my music. It's more what I listen to. You can find music everywhere, so moving hasn't really influenced my music, more me as a person.
My favorite thing in the world is to have just a big dinner with friends and just sit and talk about their life and their difficulties and all of that.
It's the ultimate task to do something stripped back, so you're not hiding behind anything.
I always strive for freedom: freedom of thought and expression.
I'm interested in a lot of different sounds and types of music.
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.
If anything, I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist.
I'm from Sweden, so I don't enjoy winter at all; there's nothing cute about it.
Music and fashion are a sign of the times and a reflection of what people want and need at this very day and age.
The music that I listen to is very minimalistic. I listen to a lot of old blues that is just guitar and vocals.
I am deeply in tune with my heart and core, and it's made me a better writer, artist, and most of all woman. It's made me more myself.
I'll always be in some type of turmoil. So what I've tried to do is just surrender to that.
I don't necessarily love all the collaborations that I've done; the more I work with other people, the more I realize that I want to work with myself.
Being on tour really takes a toll, so you have to find ways to stay healthy.
People comment on how you look; it's so unnecessary. I just wanted people to listen to what I have to say instead of focusing on anything else.
When I play, I'm so in the moment that I can't really remember what happened afterwards. It's a rare experience for a thinking person like me.
I love listening to demos. They're so raw.
My favourite festival experience is a show at midnight with the moon blazing and a crowd full of open hearts ready to dance.
It's in every person's life, around 27 to 29 years old, the stars and the planets align themselves to exactly the way they were when you were born. You're faced with yourself. There's no running away.
I think everything in life comes in threes: heartbreak and all that. You've got to do the full round in order to learn.
I struggle with myself every day - I am a lonesome person. I talk to my family - and I connect to some people deeply along the way - but I am a restless soul. Singing is the most immediate relief.
I'm more old school: I want to be like Keith Richards on stage. It's not interesting to see straight-from-runway clothes slapped on an artist. It's more interesting when you see people who have their own style.
I'm just not interested in getting judged or getting people to love me. Being seen and taking my photo and having to follow this schedule all the time, I don't enjoy it.
I'm a very melancholic kind of person. I don't know why; I think certain people are born a certain way.