Lykke Li Closes Out The Festival She Helped Create Check out our thoughts, photos and found video of the performance at YOLA DÍA!
LOS ANGELES, CA –
“…All the energy of YOLA DÍA seemed to build up to the final set from headliner Lykke Li, who helped put together the festival herself. She took her time coming on to let everyone in the LA Historic Park grounds gather around the Main Stage and have the skies get truly dark. The place felt properly crowded for the first time all day, and nightfall gave us the sultry, edgy vibe that Lykke’s set demanded.
Dressed in all red latex, the Swedish artist let her body spasm with every verse so that all eyes remained on her. Every single Lykke song is emotive and feels personal in the most feminine way, making her a perfect headliner for the day’s theme.
A choice few instantly took us right back to whatever tragic, romantic pining we were doing in 2008 (probably in Facebook statuses written in the 3rd person). One of the set’s true highlights was the epic “No Rest for the Wicked,” which let Lykke and the crowd join voices to create a much fuller sound compared to her signature preciously high vocals.
The tracks did burn a little slower than fest-goers may have expected after coming off such high energy acts as SOPHIE, CupcakKe, and Meg Thee Stallion, but luckily Lykke’s captivating stage presence and moody visuals lulled us into a “so sad, so sexy” trance that carried us through the rest of a perfect night.