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New Music Friday: Lykke Li lays in silence, the silence talks

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The Briefing

The Song Of The Week is Midnight Feelings by Mark Ronson and Lykke Li.

When you factor in the blissful sad­banger­dom of Nothing Breaks Like A Heart and now the emodisco flour­ishes of this perkily bleak second single, Mark Ronson’s forth­com­ing album is already a miser­ab­list mas­ter­piece. “On and on and on, feeling on and on. On and on, on and on.” That’s what it’s like isn’t it? THAT’S WHAT IT’S LIKE.

Additional notes:

  • The Ellie Goulding single, like most of the best Ellie Goulding singles, is totally pensive. Includes the lyric “we held on with the best intent / Just two kids who kicked it on MSN”, which is one of those great pop lyrics that sounds v bad on first listen and v good with each sub­sequent listen.
  • The Hey Violet single meanders. Oh God, it meanders like an absolute fucker. It takes one minute and eleven seconds to get to the point. But when it gets there: good point, well made.
  • Crew Of Me&You made a Popjustice Edit appear­ance a few weeks ago with Come Out And Play (“we could dance in the rain, fuck each other’s brains out”) and they release a full EP, Home Free, today. Readers still with this blog from what Instagram user dogat­disco refers to as its imperial phase will be inter­ested to ‘note’ that Crew Of Me&You are two members of The Sounds, a band Popjustice banged on about quite a lot back in the day. (Tony The Beat = still a corker.)
  • Do you know what, this Peking Duk single is something very special indeed. No idea who Al Wright is but for the time being he can sit in Ludicrous Pop Name Corner with Syn Cole.
  • Net proceeds” from the new Avicii material, completed following his death, will go to the Tim Bergling Foundation, a non-profit whose aims include pre­vent­ing mental illness and suicide.
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