Lykke Li, Rebecca & Fiona, JES + More: 5 Must-Hear Pop Songs Of The Week

It’s Tuesday! Time for another round of “5 Must-Hear Pop Songs of the Week!”

This week’s roundup features silky-smooth nu-soul from East London, a modern reinterpretation of a JT classic, and the official anthem for your next break-up.

1.) Lykke Li, “Gunshot”

General warning: If you’re going through, are about to go through, or have ever gone through a breakup, avoid Lykke Li’s new LP at all cost. Well, don’t really because it’s actually perfect — but you WILL cry, guaranteed.

The Swedish indie-pop songbird’s third studio album, I Never Learn, dropped this week, and it’s a whole bunch of sad, wrapped up in sorrow, with some impeccably crafted, classic-sounding pop balladry sprinkled on top.

“Gunshot,” one of the set’s most immediate punches to the gut, whooshes into the speakers like a lingering ghost from a ’70s Fleetwood Mac session: “And the shot goes through my head and back/ Gun shot, can’t take it back,” Lykke mourns, conjuring Stevie Nicks at her most depressed. It sounds like a classic from the very first play, and it’ll linger in your brain for weeks after.

+ Listen to Lykke Li’s “Gunshot.”

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