ALBUM REVIEW: Lykke Li – EYEYE | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 20.05.22






After 2018’s So Sad So Sexy, a move into Coachella R&B that many (okay, me!) saw as a misstep, hearing No Hotel as the fanfare for EYEYE was sheer delight. EYEYE was recorded under a Dogme-style series of strictures keeping it lo-fi and spontaneous and it comes with a set of video loops and some palindromic concepts that needn’t trouble us here.

What matters is that our queen of girl-group goth melodrama is back! No Hotel – all heartache and rain – is the platonic ideal of a Lykke Li song and the rest of the album keeps to a similar vein of woozy, low-key, yearning balladry with occasional production flourishes. It’s magnificent stuff, even if it doesn’t achieve Wounded Rhymes-levels of greatness (but what does?)


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