Lykke Li makes her return with her latest album, so sad so sexy, and that couldn’t be a more fitting title for the project as it perfectly describes the general direction of the music. She’s always been rightfully or wrongfully labeled as ‘sad pop’, and she doesn’t do much to shake that label here. There’s a deep sadness that tinges all of the songs and the project as a whole feels like it’s about a deeply passionate romance that’s doomed to fail. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, but things do start to feel a bit ‘samey’ as the production all plays in that moody, trap pop lane. Despite it running a bit tired, her voice still sounds fantastic on the somber backdrops and she’s still puts out some massive choruses that are perfect for the festival rounds. Just don’t expect anything groundbreaking from it.
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Have you heard so sad so sexy? What’d you think about it? Do you agree with her ‘sad pop’ label? Let me know in the comments below and be sure to leave your own ratings and reactions for the album.
Lykke Li – so sad so sexy Reaction
Despite 'so sad so sexy' running a bit tired, Lykke Li's voice still sounds fantastic on the somber backdrops and she's still puts out some massive chorus that are perfect for the festival rounds. Just don't expect anything groundbreaking from it.