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L.A.'s 'positivity' allows Lykke Li to unleash her dark side
L.A.'s 'positivity' allows Lykke Li to unleash her dark side

For years, Lykke Li viewed Los Angeles as a happy endpoint: the edge-of-the-continent spot where this Swedish singer regularly wrapped tours after months spent on the road. "You've been living on a bus, with no showers and bad food," she said recently. "Then you get here and you're welcomed by nature, and you can rest and relax." She laughed. "This is like paradise for a crazy Swedish nomad." That peaceful, easy feeling is one reason the singer moved to L.A. from Stockholm after supporting her second album, 2011's "Wounded Rhymes," whose percussive neo-girl-group pop earned rave reviews along with praise from taste-making peers...

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