Lykke Li is at the Uptown on Saturday, tickets still available

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Lykke Li’s new full-length is a singularly heartbreaking experience. Written in the wake of a devastating breakup — the dissolution of the relationship for which the then-26-year-old singer-songwriter relocated from her native Sweden to Los Angeles — the songs on I Never Learn drop like petals off a dying flower. The titles alone tell the tale: “Never Gonna Love Again,” “Heart of Steel,” “Sleeping Alone.”

Still, it’s not just a heavy-handed pity party. The production is sweeping and cinematic, the drumbeats blood-warming, the synths lush. Wear your heart on your sleeve at Saturday’s show, but don’t give up on letting someone have it someday, either.

Tickets available here

Categories: Music