Lykke Li's earliest dream was to become a marine biologist. "I felt such a deep connection with dolphins," she told The Daily Telegraph
. "I felt like they were the only ones who understood me. But then I saw the Michael Jackson Black Or White
video and thought, 'I want to be dancing in the desert and singing.' I didn't know if he was a man or a woman, he just seemed so free, so non-judgmental, so happy. I dreamt about him so much."