The six-minute clip features personal video recordings of the indie pop songstress growing up, and also includes her views on love and pain, leading to the therapeutic nature of the artistic process. She also talks about losing her mother, becoming a mother herself and heartbreak, and how they all contribute to her creativity and empowerment.
“It has been nothing short of awe-inspiring as a fan to watch Lykke Li create, evolve, and innovate over the course of her decade-long career,” Jamal Dauda, global head of music WeTransfer, said of the episode. “This third episode of Work In Progress is so special in its honesty, vulnerability, and look at how pain and adversity can be a powerful catalyst for beauty and strength in art. Its a message that feels timely and one we all could serve to listen to now more than ever. We’re exceedingly grateful to Lykke for allowing us into her beautiful and engaging world.“
This marks the third episode of Work In Progress, with Björk and Jesse Kanda highlighted in the first episode, and pan-Asian hip-hop collective 88rising gracing the second.
Watch Lykke Li’s episode below.