Listen to Lykke Li’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked’ from Hightown series finale end credits (S3 Ep 7)

While I did not particularly enjoy the series finale of Hightown (come on, three seasons, and that’s the solves-little ending overall we get?), I did enjoy the episode’s ending credits — Hightown, Season 3, Episode 7, “Big Fish“.

Not because the episode ended, but because it featured Lykke Li’s superb ‘No Rest for the Wicked‘, along with a gorgeous long shot view of Wilmington, North Carolina, my home town, as Jackie (Monica Raymund) is on a fishing boat enjoying her off time.

The song then goes on to play the episode out.

When was Lykke Li’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked‘ first released?

The song was first released by the Swedish dream pop artist in early 2014 as the lead single from her third studio album I Never Learn, which came out via both LL Recordings and Atlantic Records.

The song only charted in Belgium and France, but it was well-received by critics with some commenting, while it was obviously a sad song about the break-up of a long-term relationship she had been in before she wrote the track, Lykke Li certainly wasn’t wallowing in self-pity.

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In Hightown, of course, the song is used to comment on the situation at hand.

Namely, as the series ends, the outcome of much of that was the drug trade continues. Just with a different kingpin.

The more things change, the more they stay the same.

Hence, Jackie commenting as the series ends “Work’s about to get very busy”.

Listen to Lykke Li’s ‘No Rest for the Wicked‘ as heard over the Hightown series finale end credits in its official music video, and via the Spotify player down below.

The final episode of Hightown is now streaming on Starz. Just try not to be too disappointed if you hate it.


About Michelle Topham

I'm a Brit-American journalist, former radio DJ at 97X WOXY, and Founder/CEO of Leo Sigh. I'm also obsessed with music, anime, manga, and K-dramas. Help!