The Swedish domination of pop concepts continues with this brilliantly tongue-in-cheek star from Malmo. The young singer comes through with perhaps the sharpest and most satirical alter-ego of recent times in her Instagram-obsessed princess displayed in her debut track ‘Me, My Selfie and I’.
ME, MY SELFIE AND I – https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=gao9ct74kpo
A curious gem of a first track, contagious, hilarious, biting and beautiful. Like Petite Meller and with echoes of early Lily Allen before her, Luxia brings a beautifully fractured vision through incredible pop music. The most offbeat, outlandish popstar to emerge onto the scene in years, Luxia self-admittedly grew up in an unstable home with with drug and alcohol-abusing parents, admitting “I’ve had problems with depression, anxiety and anger issues but had no help, because I haven’t asked for any until recently. I’ve been told I have borderline personality disorder – I’ve been talking to a psychologist for about a year; I’m grateful. It helps alot.”
It partly explains the Black Mirror noir and whip-sharp irony that Luxia brings to the table on her debut, and the bubblegum pop’s dark undercurrents are curiously moreish.