Published Jan 17, 2014While Lykke Li will be seen acting in Tommy later this winter, the Swedish pop star's 2014 will also have her getting back to the music biz via a new LP.
Details on the record are slim at the moment, but an interview with NME had Li noting that her next set should arrive sometime in May. Li is currently working on the album, her third full-length, and noted that it is the final part in a trilogy surrounding the "intense period" of being a woman in her 20s.
"I see my albums as a trilogy, with [2007's] Youth Novels as the first one and hopefully this one as the last in this chapter," she said.
The as-yet-untitled album, which follows 2011's Wounded Rhymes, is said to be informed by a recent break-up. Li added of the personal nature of the impending set, "It's always about me and the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion of being a woman."
While many details on the song cycle are still forthcoming, Li hinted that the upcoming LP had her rejecting expectations put on her as a pop star and instead coming into her own as a songwriter.
"I always feel like I've been slightly misunderstood. As a woman you get judged for appearances or things like that I don't really care about. If anything I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist. I really feel like I've found my voice."
While a due date for the long player is still TBA, Tommy is set to hit screens March 14. You'll find the trailer for the Tarik Saleh-directed project, about a bank robber making his apparently unexpected return back home, in the player down below.