Last year, Lykke Li released the sweeping, shattering breakup album I Never Learn. Her new video for the grand, operatic ballad “Never Gonna Love Again” is shattering in some very different ways. The video starts out as a look at a singer who has to go out onstage every night and sing some very sad songs, and it would’ve probably worked just fine if it were just that. But director Philippe Tempelman isn’t shy about throwing some twists into the template, some of which involve actual fireworks. The result is a surprising, dramatic video, one that you can watch below.
(via Rolling Stone)
Lykke Li tells Rolling Stone:
Loneliness and heartbreak follow you everywhere and they are loudest right after the lights go out and the crowds quiet. Here’s an intimate glimpse of how it can be to live your dream whilst stuck in your dream. In the lonely wolf hour, the night becomes your stage, the stars your audience, the rain your memories.
I Never Learn is out now on LL/Atlantic.