Lykke Li urges fans to 'forget about Instagram' as she performs intimate London show

Swedish singer urges people to put camera phones away as she launches new album 'I Never Learn'

Lykke Li urges fans to 'forget about Instagram' as she performs intimate London show

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Lykke Li urged fans at a small gig in London to "chill out with the phones" as she launched her latest album 'I Never Learn' with an intimate live show.

The Swedish singer released her third album 'I Never Learn' this week (May 5) and performed the first of two sold-out shows at London's Village Underground last night (May 8). Much of the new record was performed during the set, with 'Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone', 'Gunshot' and 'No Rest For The Wicked' all featuring.

Other new songs in the set included 'Never Gonna Love Again' and album title track 'I Never Learn' with Li saying, "I've waited so long to play this for you" before 'Just Like A Dream.'

Urging fans to enjoy the concert rather than document it, Li said: "Chill out with the phones. Forget about Instagram and Facebook for a minute. Let's have a heart to heart." Worrying she had alienated the audience, she later asked "Do you hate me?" before playing fan favourites including 'Little Bit' and 'I Follow Rivers.'

Elsewhere in the set, part of Beyonce's 'Drunk In Love' was used in 'Rich Kids Blues' and 'Youth Knows No Pain' ended with a sample of 'Send It Down' by Kanye West.

A brief encore consisted of a cover of Lill Lindfors' 'Du Är Den Ende' plus 'Sadness Is A Blessing.' Lykke Li plays a second date at Village Underground tonight (May 9) and will also make an in-store appearance at Rough Trade East this evening.

Lykke Li played:

'I Never Learn'
'Love Out Of Lust'
'Just Like A Dream'
'No Rest For The Wicked'
'Jerome'
'Hanging High'
'Never Gonna Love Again'
'Little Bit'
'Gunshot'
'Love Me Like I'm Not Made of Stone'
'Sleeping Alone'
'I Follow Rivers'
'Rich Kids Blues'
'Heart of Steel'
'Youth Knows No Pain'
'Get Some'
'Du Är Den Ende'
'Sadness Is A Blessing'

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