Ever since finding out that Lykke Li is engaged, things for me have been dark. My days have been filled with increasingly negative behavior and my heart has shriveled up like rose hips after an especially unforgiving season. I went months feeling completely numb until one day I found myself crying and watching The Blind Side.

“You know what,” I thought as snot dribbled from my nose, over my mouth, and down my chin, “fuck all this noise. Big Mike never gave up. Why am I giving up?”

Sure, Lykke Li’s got a “fiancĂ©,” but would that have stopped Big Mike? No, I don’t think it would have. Follow your heart, you guys. Follow your dreams. I know I am. Here’s the beautiful Lykke Li performing a new song, tentatively titled “My Childhood,” at Zurich Openair.