Lykke Li staggers through a parking lot in her “Gunshot” video, directed by Fleur and Manu. One moment she’s slowly walking forward, the next her body convulses – and the other people in the parking lot all react differently to her behavior. One man peers over her shoulder to see if she’s alright. Boys circle around and push her around like grade school bullies. A much younger boy mimes shooting her, while a group of twerking girls pay her no mind.
“Gunshot” is off Lykke Li’s third album I Never Learn, which completes the loose trilogy that started with Youth Novels and 2011′s Wounded Rhymes. Surprisingly, she wrote the song after a mediation session. “[T]he words just came out kind of violent words,” she said to The Guardian. “So this is also the moment in, in a relationship where you’ve fucked up and some things you can never take back. I think that a lot of people can relate to that moment where it’s just gone forever.”
Watch Lykke Li’s “Gunshot” video up top.
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