Lykke Li’s “Utopia” Is A Different Kind Of Love Song
Lykke Li rolls out the third cut from her 4th LP, so sad so sexy, today (May 14) and it’s a gentle love song about motherhood. “I see the dream in your eyes and I want it, it’s burning bright like a fire from a comet,” the Swedish singer purrs on “Utopia,” which features production from Jonny Coffer and Malay. “If there’s a bomb in your heart I’ll disarm it, if you want it then I want it.” Her explanation for the pretty ballad is as simple as it is profound. “Utopia is all my mother ever wanted for me and all I ever want for him,” she says in reference to her son.
The mezcal mogul returned in April with two new songs, “Hard Rain” and “Deep End.” Like “Utopia,” they display a bolder pop sensibility than even before without losing any of her legendary bite. The amazingly-titled so sad so sexy (due June 8 via RCA Records) is Lykke’s first album since 2014’s critically-acclaimed I Never Learn. If the first three tracks are any indication, it’s shaping up to be her accessible to date. Watch the moving “Utopia” video, which is largely comprised of home movies, above.