Yesterday, Lykke Li returned with a new single called ‘NO HOTEL’. Today, she’s shared the details of her next full-length project, an immersive audiovisual album titled EYEYE. It’s due out on May 20. Check out a preview below.
The visual component of EYEYE is directed by Theo Lindquist and shot on 16-millimeter film by cinematographer Edu Grau. “We wanted to capture the beauty and grandeur of a three-hour European arthouse movie, while making something native to modern media,” Li explained in a statement. “The intention is to deliver the full impact of a movie in sixty seconds on a phone screen, which is where most of our emotional experiences happen now anyway.” The videos will be available across platforms including Instagram, TikTok, and YouTube.
EYEYE was recorded in Li’s bedroom in Los Angeles and sees her reuniting with longtime collaborator Björn Yttling for the first time since 2014’s I NEVER LEARN. The album was mixed to tape by Shawn Everett in Los Angeles. “I wanted the record to have the intimacy of listening to a voice memo on a macro dose of LSD,” Li said.
Li’s last album was 2018’s So Sad So Sexy, which was followed by the 2019 companion EP Still Sad Still Sexy. In 2020, she released ‘BRON’, her first-ever Swedish-language single, and a cover of Gloria Gaynor’s ‘I Will Survive’.