Lykke takes a turn towards Western noir on this one, perhaps inspired by her own excursions into the wild for heartbreak absolution. A few weeks ago she sent out the lyrics, handwritten, to her newsletter subscribers—like a shotgun needs an outcome/I’m your prostitute, you gon’ get some—and the sex-power dynamic was puzzling out of context. But she’s always played around with the madonna-whore chasm while quietly and sweetly subverting it, and nestled in this track’s mildly creepy stomp and snarl, it feels smart and calculated—the words of a woman channeling her soul-pain into a verbal flamethrower of revenge. This is off her new 7-inch, available over here.
Download: Lykke Li, “Get Some”