Technically speaking, she is perfect and before I go on I’d like to go on the record to say that I am a huge fan of Lykkle Li. But, I also have to say that her live performances are a different story.
Friends and I have had conversations about Lykke’s live performances. I saw her live at Lollapalooza Music Festival this year and I actually left after her 3rd song.
Why? I think Lost in Concert said it best. Her show always has smoke and enough lazer lights to take you back to your high-school rave days. However, emotions rush through you because back during those rave days there was so much jumping around and a dance dialogue. Lykke’s performance lacks that dialogue. I couldn’t tell if it was part of her act or not but her performances felt very one way. It never seemed like she made eye contact with the audience. She was…having a conversation with herself and while we were allowed to watch, we weren’tinvited to join-in.
Regardless of all of that, I’m still a huge fan of Lykke. Her voice is perfect. Her words are timeless and she has a wide range of songs that enables the listener to enjoy her during different moods. I first was introduced to her when I heard Little Bit which is the video below. It still remains my favorite work of hers. I also dig the version she did with Drake. I am going to see her when she’s back in Chicago at the Vic and hope that last time was just a fluke.