Video Courtesy of Lykke Li.

Lykke Li, the Swedish singer-songwriter, came into the music scene in 2007 with “Little Bit,” and quickly shot up critics’ charts as an artist to watch in 2008. Labeled pop, but unhappy with the title because of the current state of the genre, she has been selective with the music she has put out, focused more on exposing her heart than appealing to what the radio or mainstream might consider a hit.

The song and video for “Love Me Like I’m Not Made of Stone,” released today, does exactly that. A very minimalist approach, directed by Tarik Saleh, shows Lykke Li sitting alone in a dark area, honest and vulnerable. Barely moving, the camera view slowly rotates around her, and if our eyes are the window to the soul, peering into hers allows you to deeply feel the pain of insecurities that come along with relationships. “Even though it hurts, even though it scars, love me when it storms, love me when I fall,” she sings. Both melancholy and beautiful, it captures raw emotion and transports you to a powerless place, seeking acceptance and affection. We go through life with walls built up around being ourselves, Lykke Li lets us inside and we find comfort in knowing that expressing our uncertainties is not only natural, but therapeutic.

Her new album, “I Never Learn,” will be released worldwide (on LL/Atlantic Records) on May 5, 2014. She co-produced the album, along with Björn Yttling (of Peter Björn and John) and Greg Kurstin.

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