PREMIERE: Lykke Li - I Follow Rivers (Dave Sitek Remix)
I think we could have run this one without any credits and just let everyone guess who was responsible for it. Dave Sitek's remix of "I Follow Rivers" is stamped with all the sonic trademarks the producer's made his own over the last few years; warm, stretched horns flaring up out of a bed of lissom guitar and mysteriously sourced noise shards. On top of all that rides Lykke Li's vocal, as coy and as sultry as it always has been, but made different by such bold and bright surroundings. It's a nice mix, one that feels like it's forcing the singer out of herself into that pop/weird zone Sitek always seems so adept at finding. This collision between two instantly recognisable artists will feature alongside the original and other remixes by Subliminal Kid and Van Rivers when this track's released on February 14 through LL Recordings/Atlantic. An album—the frothily anticipated Wounded Rhymes—will arrive two weeks later.