The Swede pop chanteuse's Saturday evening set at the Google+ stage was an "extreme example of the huge bundle of contradictions that is the artistic persona of Lykke Li Zachrisson: vixen and naïf, pop star and eccentric, extroverted performer and self-doubting introvert,"wrote SPIN's Marc Hogan. She banged on cymbals and sang of her unstoppable ascent on "I'm Good, I'm Gone," from her standout 2008 debut albumYouth Novels, then sounded desperate on a cover of Burt Bacharach's "Please Stay." "Desperate to be loved, but equally desperate not to give her love away too cheaply, Lykke Li's immaculate Scandinavian electro-pop may be deep down, about howeverybodyfeels."
If you pay attention to the sort of media that reasonably expects its audience to scroll through a list of 300 albums, you already know the fetching story of Shamir Bailey. A 20-year-old, male-pronoun-approving, gender-fluid African-American who grew up in Vegas and played country music until enough bizzers told him they didn’t know how to… More »