Freebutt, 23rd October 2008
Is this heaven or is this hell? Lykke Li is a woman on the fence, the fence that is surrounding popular music today. Her debut album, “Youth Novels” has echoed greatness since its release earlier in the year and this is seen most visibly in the turnout at Concorde 2 on this midweek evening. Having been previously assigned to play at The Prince Albert in May but backing out due to a sore throat, one can only feel that that cold was destined, a postponed thought, to allow her full rein of the only stage deserving of this post-Madonna.
Her hit single “Little Bit” also saw a slight restructure but was yelped back by every individual, quite certain that they were the only one “down” enough to know the words. They were all “down” it seemed to me, a conglomerate of ice-cool: the British freezer. I felt like I had interrupted a private party put on by a weird dancing woman that I would soon marry; I too was well and truly seduced by this cloud walker and I liked it, a lot!
Words by Tom Sargeant
Photography by Sam Hiscox