I Never Learn

by Lykke Li

Released on Atlantic Records UK

On her latest release, the graceful Swede matches the luscious with the icy in order to produce a somewhat similar, yet more rounded record than 2011’s – admittedly still excellent – Wounded Rhymes.

The lyrical content on I Never Learn is clearly more laboured over and considered, resulting in album narrative both sorrowful and optimistic in nature.

Album highlight 'Just Like A Dream' gives us the clearest picture of Lykke Li’s musical advancement – a distant and ethereal ballad with short and sharp lines reflecting on lost love.

The clumsiness of her early work has been forgotten – as an artist, Lykke Li has matured with smooth poise.

by Sam hmv Colchester