Best Use of Black: Lykke Li
Lykke Li led her own black parade in the desert with a blend of pop, glam and vampire lighting. The Swedish artist makes indie pop at times dark and genuinely challenging, at other times defined more by hooks and danceable beats. "Who likes to slow dance? You can lift your lighters, it's all right," she said to a full Mojave tent. Her "Never Gonna Love Again" is a lonely mash note as accessible as any on pop radio, while others in the Swedish singer's repertoire are of a far darker glamour, more like a later Siouxsie Sioux. She's a singer dressed in black who can sing at a tribute to David Lynch (as she did in Los Angeles on April 1st), but can also be the subject of a Drake remix. The modern mistress of the dark closed again with a shower of black confetti falling over fans with a vampiric flourish.