Lykke Li’s has released the fourth single from Liv, her band with her partner, the producer Jeff Bhasker, Miike Snow’s Andrew Wyatt and Pontus Winnberg, and Björn Yttling of Peter Björn and John. “Hurts to Liv” follows previous singles “Wings of Love”, “Heaven”, and “Dream Awake”. The band has yet to announce a larger project, though at this point we do have an EP’s worth of music.
Speaking to Vogue, Li explained the genesis of the new song, saying “It’s been a very spiritual, beautiful, and life-awakening cycle.... Creating and giving birth to a baby boy, losing a mother—as well as Andrew’s father—and to be able to put into song life’s suffering before it even happened. Sometimes we forget to live and be loved, cause it hurts to live.”
Listen to “Hurts to Liv” below.