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Lykke Li Releases Fourth Studio Album “so Sad So Sexy” Out Today June 8th Via RCA Records; Announces Fall Tour

ANNOUNCES “SO SAD SO SEXY” FALL NORTH AMERICAN AND EUROPEAN TOUR 

WATCH LAST NIGHT’S PERFORMANCE ON LATE SHOW WITH STEPHEN COLBERT HERE

COVER ART + PRESS PHOTO HERE 

(New York — June 8, 2018) Today, Los Angeles based, Swedish vocalist, producer, and songwriter Lykke Li releases her critically acclaimed fourth studio album so sad so sexy via RCA Records. so sad so sexy is available now across all digital service providers: http://smarturl.it/sosadsosexy

The release of the album will be celebrated with the so sad so sexy” fall tour, presented by YOLA Mezcal, that will run throughout major cities in North America and Europe including New York, Los Angeles, Toronto, London, Paris, and more. The tour will kick off on October 5th in Washington, D.C. with general on-sale tickets becoming available in the UK on Wednesday, June 13 at 9am UK/10am CET and on Friday, June 15 at 10am local time here. In anticipation for her tour, Lykke Li has performed on several festivals outside of the US, including last month’s BBC’s Biggest Weekend Festival in Belfast, All Points East in London, and will be performing at Lollapalooza, and more. See full tour dates below or visit lykkeli.com for complete schedule.

Prior to release, Lykke revealed multiple tracks including the album’s lead single “deep end,” followed by “hard rain,” “utopia,” “two nights feat Aminé,” and “sex money feelings die. Lykke Li released two highly seductive videos, one for single “deep end” shot entirely on an iPhone, and released part two of that love story with the cinematic video for album track hard rain directed by Anton Tammi. She also shared a video crafted with personal home videos for “utopia.”

FADER praised her return as “one of the most anticipated pop releases this year” and Rolling Stone called “hard rain” a “mesmerizing ballad” while Pitchfork stated the song had “inventive sonic choices around every corner.” Early reviews for the album claim so sad so sexy is “a superb reinvention of Lykke Li” (Consequence of Sound).

so sad so sexy was produced by Lykke Li and Malay (Lorde, Frank Ocean) with collaborators Jeff Bhasker (Kanye West, Bruno Mars, Rihanna), Rostam (Solange Knowles, HAIM), Illangelo (The Weeknd), Jonny Coffer (Beyonce, Naughty Boy, Sam Smith), DJ Dahi (BANKS, Ty Dolla Sign), T-Minus (Kendrick Lamar, Drake), Skrillex and Emile Haynie (Eminem, Lana Del Rey, Dua Lipa). Songs were written mainly by Lykke with her main co-writer Ilsey Juber (Beyonce, Drake, Kanye, Majid Jordan).

Lykke performed lead single “deep end” on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert last night accompanied by the Harlem Choir. Watch it HERE.

STREAM/BUY so sad so sexy: http://smarturl.it/sosadsosexy

Watch “deep end”: http://smarturl.it/deependV

Watch “hard rain”:  http://smarturl.it/hardrainV

Listen to “two nights”: http://smarturl.it/LLtwonights

Listen to “sex money feelings die”: http://smarturl.it/LLsmfd

Watch “utopia”: http://smarturl.it/UtopiaV

Watch “deep end” Performance on The Late Show with Stephen Colbert:

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=zmGgJb5ikoM

Press raves for Lykke Li:

“…one of the most anticipated pop releases this year…the tracks are, indeed, very sad and very sexy”- Fader

“High Priestess of cool pop” – Noisey

“so sad so sexy is a superb reinvention of Lykke Li”- Consequence of Sound

“Lykke Li has always found her own path through pop music. She is and isn’t a part of that landscape, instead dancing along its edges where the grass grows wild.” – NPR

“…we’re in store for a mad ride and potentially an album of the summer…so sad so sexy hints at both a transformation, and a culmination of the Lykke Li sound we’ve come to know and love: ever-surprising whimsicality, divine overflowing synths, playful beats, devastating lyricism…”- Paper Magazine

“dramatic new direction”- Billboard

“…lush vocals and lyrics… a mesmerizing ballad [‘hard rain’] filled with subtle synth lines and unexpected vocal flourishes”- Rolling Stone

“…inventive sonic choices around every corner. …It’s a futuristic quiet storm, and there’s no shelter”- Pitchfork

“…Lykke Li has always been something of an ingenue: a little dark, a little mysterious, a little hidden behind layers of feelings in emo-pop that thrums with raw insecurity… [‘deep end’] an arresting mashup of her flexible voice over a trilling rap beat and a gentle, memorable melody…. intoxicating” Time Magazine 

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FALL 2018 NORTH AMERICAN SO SAD SO SEXY TOUR DATES:

10/5 –         Washington, DC – Lincoln Theatre

10/7 –         Boston, MA – Paradise Rock Club

10/8 –         Philadelphia, PA – Union Transfer

10/9 –         New York, NY – Terminal 5

10/11 –         Toronto, ON – Danforth Music Hall

10/12 –        Montreal, QC – Corona Theatre

10/16 –         Los Angeles, CA – The Wiltern

10/17 –         San Francisco, CA – The Fillmore

10/18 –        Sonoma, CA – Gundlach Bundschu Winery

10/20 –         Seattle, WA – Showbox At The Market

10/21 –         Portland, OR – Roseland Theatre

 

EUROPEAN SO SAD SO SEXY TOUR DATES:

11/4 –         London, UK – O2 Academy Brixton 

11/5 –         Amsterdam, NL – Melkweg 

11/6 –         Paris, FR – Bataclan 

11/8 –         Berlin, DE – Astra Kuturhau

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