2. Lykke Li – I Never Learn

I Never Learn
“I Never Learn” by Lykke Li

Country: Sweden
Release date: 2 May 2014
Label: Atlantic Records

“I am longing for your poison
Like a cancer for its prey
Shot an arrow, in your harbor
Where you waited in the rain
I am sire, I am ivy
I am no one, I’m nobody
I am longing for your honey
I am longing for your love”

“I Never Learn” starts with an ominous guitar rolling in. You immediately know that you need to brace yourself for what’s to come. Lykke Li’s third album is a warning of what love can do to you. Li uses her siren song to fill track after track with overwhelming heartbreak and pairs it with the most beautiful pop melodies that you can imagine. I picked the first verse of “Gunshot” as the quote for the record. As those final words fade out and chorus is released upon you it’s like being hit in the chest, by a gunshot if you will. That more than anything summaries my feelings for this album. It’s without a doubt a future break-up classic.

“Gunshot” (official music video)

“No Rest For The Wicked” (official music video)

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