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Lykke Li

Singer tells NME a failed romantic relationship informed much of its lyrics

Swedish singer-songwriter Lykke Li will be back this year with her first album in three years, NME reports.

Li, who broke into the mainstream with 2008's "Youth Novels" and a spot on the "Twilight Saga: New Moon" soundtrack with "Possibility," plans to release her first record since 2011's "Wounded Rhymes" sometime this year -- and fans of those two albums will likely enjoy her third, in that she means it as a bit of a natural progression from her previous records.

"I see my albums as a trilogy, with 'Youth Novels' as the first one and hopefully this one as the last in this chapter," she told NME in an interview.

According to NME, the new album's lyrical content should take much from a recent romantic breakup in Li's life, and that she hopes it will solidify her place in the music industry.

"I always feel like I've been slightly misunderstood," she said. "As a woman you get judged for appearances or things like that I don't really care about. If anything I want to be seen as a singer-songwriter rather than a pop artist. I really feel like I've found my voice."

Li's new album is expected to drop sometime later this year. Her last album, "Wounded Rhymes," peaked at No. 36 on the Billboard 200.

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