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Release Round-Up: Lykke Li, Bok Bok feat Kelela, Sky Ferreira and PAWS

By | Published on Monday 3 March 2014

Lykke Li

Rounding up the latest release news…

Hej. And all hail Sweden’s finest Lykke Li (pictured), who only last week trailed a trailer trailing her new LP, ‘I Never Learn’, the third curve in a kind of life-narrative that began with ‘Youth Novels’ and ‘Wounded Rhymes’. ‘I Never Learn’, which, Lykke has said via NME, siphons its ideas from “the guilt and the shame and the hurt and the pride and the confusion” she feels as a woman in her mid-20s (right, girls?), will be released internationally on 5 May. Take what you will from its trailer, which features a mystery track, here:

Speaking of featuring, R&B lady Kelela does that on a new track by Bok Bok, titled ‘Melba’s Call’. A facet of bass DJ Bok Bok’s first solo EP, which is coming soon on his Night Slugs imprint, it’ll be released as a single on 31 Mar. Hear ‘Melba’s Call’ here:

Now, to grimy pop waif Sky Ferreira, who last Wednesday gave her blessing to an unreleased track of hers that’d been leaked titled ‘Rancid Girl’, saying at the time: “Leaks usually bother me but I actually like ‘Rancid Girl’ so that’s… cool?” Yeah, it is cool, and in the same style as Sky’s greatly unappreciated 2012 B-side ‘Sad Dream’. And no wonder it’s so cool, it’s a co-write c/o Cass McCombs, Jon Brion and Blake Mills, a holy trinity of pop. Anyway, this is ‘Rancid Girl’:

And spoili… sorry, ‘diversifying’ this all-girl pajama party, it’s a trio of BOYS who make sturdy and buoyant pop-rock songs as PAWS. The band have put out ‘Tongues’ a taster of their forthcoming album ‘Youth Culture Forever’, which is due on 2 Jun. And you just have to listen to it, because it’s good. Do so now: