What’s this? Swedish artist Miss Li is back with her latest album. It’s her ninth overall, but her first in Swedish. This is ‘Underbart i All Misär’.
What does that mean? Wonderful In All Its Misery.
An album. Though isn’t it a Greatest Hits collection at this point? Practically. The album features six huge hit singles, but also five brand-new tracks.
What are the new tracks like? In news that will surprise literally nobody, all five of ’em sound like they could have joined their album mates and become whopping great big singles in their own right. Each one very different to the other, too. Although it’s fair to surmise that the new tracks are collectively the more down-tempo songs on the record.
What does Miss Li say? “For me, writing in recent years has gone from being something that is just a little fun sometimes, to something that is completely vital to my existence. Why am I who I am? Why do I do as I do? Why do I insist on making the same mistake over and over again? It has become my therapy, my weapon, my water, my bread. So many songs and lyrics were written for this album. With the will to change. For the better. Only a fraction of them made the cut. ‘Wonderful In All Its Misery’ became the title and the words that made me realise that things are not so black or white, although it can feel that way sometimes. Because maybe the misery can also be quite wonderful sometimes? This is my journey, my therapy, my self-examination.”
You can find ‘Utan Dig’ on our Best New Pop playlist.