The Rundown: You’ve heard of sweet and sour? Linda Carlsson, or Miss Li as she’s better known, is sweet and sassy. From Borlänge, Sweden, Miss Li creates some rather interesting and unique music. You could classify it as Pop, but perhaps a better classification would be Acoustic-Folk-Pop. There is too much Blues and Folk in her music to call it Pop, but too much Pop to call it strictly Blues or Folk. It’s a fun combination. Since her debut in 2006, Miss Li has released six albums: Late Night Heartbroken Blues (2006), God Put a Rainbow in the Sky (2007), Songs of a Rag Doll (2007), Best of Miss Li (2007), Dancing the Whole Way Home (2009), and Beats and Bruises(2011).
You may very well have already heard some of Miss Li’s songs without knowing it. Apple used her song, “Bourgeois Shangri-La” for their iPod Nano commercial, Volvo used “Oh Boy” for their C70 commerical, Desperate Housewives used her song “True Love Stalker” in a promo, and her song “Don’t Try to Fool Me” was used by both Weeds and Grey’s Anatomy. Despite all that commercial success, there are still a lot of people who don’t know who Miss Li is.
Miss Li has a number of very good songs such as, “Oh Boy“, “Bourgeois Shangri-La“, “Backstabber Lady“, “Gotta Leave My Troubles Behind“, and “I’m So Poor“. The song I find to be her best is “Polythene Queen“. In that song, the normally child-like, whimsical voice of Miss Li becomes Aretha Franklin-esque, but grittier. It is a fantastic song complete with guitar, trombone, a light drum beat, and a stand-up bass. It gives off a great “old time” feel.
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