Friday, December 18, 2009

Case File #14: "I'm Good, I'm Gone"

Lykke Li
"I'm Good, I'm Gone"
Youth Novels

The need to know: One of the most promising debuts of 2008, Lykke Li's Youth Novels is a varied tapestry of straightforward pop, spoken-word dreamscapes, and danceable quirkiness. The Stockholm native has also nabbed ear time for her cover of the Kings of Leon tune "Knocked Up" and she also penned the stark, haunting "Possibility" specifically for the New Moon soundtrack. And the perplexing continues...

Why it's worthy: "I'm Good, I'm Gone" is a peppy electro-pop romp about working for the man. But rather than a labor-inspired dirge, it's a celebration of knowing she'll one day leave those losers in the dust. Mix in a serious piano beat and Lykke Li's sharp-like-a-whip voice and it's a song fit for "working hard" 80s film montages (in a good way!)...or at the very least it's the perfect antidote for your own long day at the office. A girl can dream.

Quotable lyric: "If you say there ain't no way that I could know/ If you say I aim too high from down below/ Well, say you're not 'cause when I'm gone/ You'll be callin' but I won't be at the phone"

Where you've heard it: "I'm Good, I'm Gone" was used in the 2009 slasher film remake, Sorrority Row.

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