"Melodies and Desires", and the stylistic change suits this new attitude. Wounded Rhymes sounds like the consequences of her innocence have caught up with her, but she manages to splendidly springboard away from her previous self and prove to be a versatile, individualistic pop singer. Even the bleakest songs here possess an assured confidence and sincerity; something which I didn’t like about Youth Novels was that Li appeared to be very self-motivated, but the issue here seems to have disappeared, with many songs carrying a painful weight behind them. Wounded Rhymes warms with repeated listens, allowing the listener to articulate its beauty. A great pop album in every sense, and one I’m glad didn’t pass me by.