Thursday, August 4, 2011

lykke li - greek theatre

received a nice surprise from heidi on wednesday, as she took me to the lykke li concert at the greek theatre! i had seen the sultry swede twice in concert prior to wednesday night - introduced first at the hollywood forever cemetery (thanks becky!) and the second at the wiltern - but this was her largest socal venue yet.

her set lasted about 80 minutes and li performed a handful of hits from her debut album "youth novels," along with every track from her follow-up album "wounded rhymes." some highlights included the mystical "i follow rivers," the crowd pleaser "little bit," a tender cover of burt bacharach's "please stay," and a soulful, touching rendition of "silent my song."

li commands the stage using no theatrics, elaborate dance numbers or multiple wardrobe changes - but rather with a feral, feline movement to go along with a mesmerizing grip on her audience. a two song encore consisted of "possibility" and "unrequited love."

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