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Lykke Li Tackles Tragic Love in New Video

There are breakup songs, and then there are breakup songs. The new video for Lykke Li’s heartbreaking ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ just may be the saddest thing we’ve seen all year.

The song is the second cut the Swedish singer-songwriter wrote for her upcoming album, ‘I Never Learn,’ which comes out on May 6. The video looks at how a very loving relationship just falls apart. Just like that.

With a backing track that sounds more like a traditional power ballad than Li’s usual indie synthy stuff, ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ could give this most excellent artist her first mainstream hit in the States.

“I wrote it in Sweden when I was packing up my s—,” she told the Guardian. “I’d just gotten out of a relationship, and it was a horrible time. I just had the hurt, shame, sadness, guilt, longing. The vocal track, the take, is the demo. In the verse, I’m referring to myself pleading guilty, but I’m referring to all of us.”

Grab some tissues and check out ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ above.

Next: Lykke Li Covers Fleetwood Mac

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