August 21, 2008

ALL I NEED I NEED I NEED TO KNOW

Holyfuckholyfuck the new Frida Hyvonen record Silence Is Wild makes the last one seem polite. "December" is about dragging her boyfriend with to her abortion appointment and it's totally conversational and jangley. Unsentimental romance, self-knowledge, books, boys and girls, piano, fuck you's and fuck me's and pure pop ambition; all together in one record. She's our Carly, but, listenable.
It's like John Lennon Mind Games meets Tracy Emin's Everyone I've Ever Slept With tent. "Will you be the dad of the children I most likely won't have / Is that how much you like me? / Or is it not even close?" Kinda Guyville without the gaudy American seduction and prove-you. It's your friends hungover Judith Butler-inspired breakfast table rant, but with more piano.
The biggest mindblower since... well, the last Frida Hyvonen record.
I just love her.

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