LISTEN: Lykke Li ‘Silver Springs’ (Fleetwood Mac Cover)
How’s that old saying go? Hell hath no fury like a woman scorned; especially one that can sing’ . Okay maybe I added that last bit myself, but I think we can all agree that some of the best songs of our time have been written by jaded women who take sweet revenge on their asshole lovers by writing a smash hit song about them.
As if revenge isn’t best served as a number one hit single? And I think we can all agree that no one wrote a better ‘fuck you for breaking my heart’ chart topper than STEVIE NICKS… Except maybe LYKKE LI…
Like Stevie and her buds, Miss Li embraces the darker side of heartbreak and knows the art of making her bitter, irrational ex-girlfriend rage blackouts sound like sweet swan songs of sorrow. I think that’s why this sultry and slightly threatening cover of ‘Silver Springs’ works so well.
Lykke manages to keep Stevie’s intense simmering rage, excruciating pain and promise of revenge but adds her own echoey vocals and tinny drums making it a more subtle sting of a warning. This is more than just the sound of a woman that loved you. This is the sound of a woman that loved you and will never ever let you forget it.
Words by Keya Muk