The Friendly Fires debut album released earlier this year, has got to be one of my absolute faves of the year. Though they aren’t reinventing anything really, their music is still so instantly loveable that it’s crazy. I mean, who needs to reinvent anything when you’ve already got a pretty good idea on how to make catchy dance-rock? I have also grown increasingly fond of Lykke Li’s work over the last couple of weeks, and the remixes of her tracks are particularly great. Actually there isn’t a single bad one out there in my humble opinion.
So I was a bit curious on how this would turn out, when I saw that Friendly Fires had covered Lykke Li. This could be an insanely forced cover just trying to grab the attention of two different crowds, or it could, as it really is, be an extremely catchy rework of a great track, that goes from a relaxed piano vibe to a more clubby vibe and then merges the two in the end. Nice!
Friendly Fires – I’m Good I’m Gone (Lykke Li Cover)
Wow, this has been rather hectic… I’ve just returned from a weeks holiday in France and when I turn on my computer WordPress goes crazy on me. I guess this means some changes since I’ve received my share of warnings on here. I’ll keep you posted of course until I’ve decided what to do. Until then, here’s a new alternative video for Breaking It Up from Lykke Li. A great video, in my humble opinion, and it even features some Ian Curtis-style dancing
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Photo from Marlarky.se
Yup, the Loving Hand is pure goodness, and it turns out that the Hand has stricken again. This time the victim is Swedish favourite Lykke Li and her track Little Bit. After he made These New Puritans even weirder, Tim Goldsworthy (the man with the loving hands) now tries to make Lykke Li even cuter. The track has been manipulated towards something groovier with a jumpy bass line, a synth going steady with arpeggios and some truly fine horns. Not quite as innocent as the original track, but nevertheless a fine remix and a track that will take you through the late nights the right way.
Lykke Li – Little Bit (Loving Hand Remix)
and look, previously mentioned cool guy Joakim likes the Loving Hand too
Joakim – Lonely Hearts (Loving Hand Remix)
Lykke Li and Joakim loves Myspace too