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  1. 1. What are your favourite tracks from Blue Banisters?

    • Text Book
      174
    • Blue Banisters
      191
    • Arcadia
      183
    • Interlude - The Trio
      103
    • Black Bathing Suit
      359
    • If You Lie Down With Me
      308
    • Beautiful
      149
    • Violets for Roses
      215
    • Dealer
      358
    • Thunder
      347
    • Wildflower Wildfire
      225
    • Nectar of the Gods
      192
    • Living Legend
      216
    • Cherry Blossom
      153
    • Sweet Carolina
      198


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In regards to what the 'one word' is, Lana said it was one that affected the rest of the album. I immediately thought it was "mother" (which she says on BBS).

The matriarchal theme has never been a present theme on any album of Lana's before, yet it underlies and informs many of the experiences she sings about on this record. Our familial upbringing – particularly our relationships with our parents – undoubtedly has the most impact on the way we move through the world. :poordat:

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1 minute ago, IanadeIrey said:

In regards to what the 'one word' is, Lana said it was one that affected the rest of the album. I immediately thought it was "mother" (which she says on BBS). The matriarchal theme has never been a present theme on any album of Lana's before, yet it underlies and informs the experiences she sings about on the record. Our familial upbringing undoubtedly has the most impact on the way we move through the world. :poordat:

As someone who’s always related Lana’s music and had a really bad mother, it means a lot she’s opening up and talking about her mother. It really hits hard the fact that only now in her eight album she’s barely talking about her mother. A non romanticized version at that (she does mention her glamour in one of UV’s song). She just keeps going deep on levels of her psyche.

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Expanding on what other users have mentioned, I think it’s nice that Lana seems to be settling into a soundscape that she’s been hinting at for years now. 
 

I think that Lana’s history of drastically changing her sounds across records (trip-hop, jazzy dream pop, desert rock, folk) has made the last 3 records feel like there was no evolution of sound, but I’d argue that’s not really the case. 
 

For example, I can’t imagine something like FIILY on Blue Banisters without it sounding completely out of place. Conversely, I can’t picture Text book on NFR! at all. Regardless, I think it’s pretty normal—even with the most renowned artists—to settle into a specific genre while still maintaining a sense of novelty. 
 

Does that mean Lana will never branch out from her singer-songwriter, folky tendencies? Of course not—it’s worth mentioning that it wasn’t remotely long ago that she was toying with tracks like Doin’ Time.
 

Would I be open to seeing a huge sonic shift? Totally, but I don’t think there’s anything remotely wrong, stagnant, or lazy with where she’s at production-wise after hearing Blue Banisters in full. I think it’s similar enough to show how she wants to present herself as an artist but different enough to hold interest. Idk just my subjective thoughts on this:true:


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45 minutes ago, littleredpartydress said:

Lineage 

 

i think so too. on her ig live she mentions the pattern of fragility running through her lineage and that she hasn’t been able to write as autobiographically as she’d like to because there’s a lot to unpack within her family tree.

 

the album is quite literally her text book, her history, searching for that connection with her father and finding matriarchal security in her “sisters” that wasn’t present with her own mother. she’s revealed a lot on this album, and when i listen to it i feel like she’s speaking directly to the listener letting us know exactly why she’s the way she is.

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18 minutes ago, Vanilla Icy said:

 

i think so too. on her ig live she mentions the pattern of fragility running through her lineage and that she hasn’t been able to write as autobiographically as she’d like to because there’s a lot to unpack within her family tree.

 

the album is quite literally her text book, her history, searching for that connection with her father and finding matriarchal security in her “sisters” that wasn’t present with her own mother. she’s revealed a lot on this album, and when i listen to it i feel like she’s speaking directly to the listener letting us know exactly why she’s the way she is.

Has anyone looked into Lana’s geneology and seen if perhaps she’s a descendent of Ulysses Grant? He was the last US President to own slaves and known for his involvement in the Civil War

 

 

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42 minutes ago, IanadeIrey said:

In regards to what the 'one word' is, Lana said it was one that affected the rest of the album. I immediately thought it was "mother" (which she says on BBS).

The matriarchal theme has never been a present theme on any album of Lana's before, yet it underlies and informs many of the experiences she sings about on this record. Our familial upbringing – particularly our relationships with our parents – undoubtedly has the most impact on the way we move through the world. :poordat:

or "mommy" in cherry blossom. Right after the comment, she sang the song.

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Being in a middle of a moving on process from a break up I had five months ago, this album was definitely a need. There was a lot of break up references especially Thunder which is my favorite song in the album. I cried when I first listened to it.


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1 hour ago, IanadeIrey said:

In regards to what the 'one word' is, Lana said it was one that affected the rest of the album. I immediately thought it was "mother" (which she says on BBS).

The matriarchal theme has never been a present theme on any album of Lana's before, yet it underlies and informs many of the experiences she sings about on this record. Our familial upbringing – particularly our relationships with our parents – undoubtedly has the most impact on the way we move through the world. :poordat:

My exact thought. As soon as she said there's this one word and didn't specify which one I immediately thought about her mom. And Lana was really sad in that particular moment. 


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2 minutes ago, Gothicula said:

according to apple music, i’ve already listened  to bb more than cocc..😭😭

 

 

Yeah I hope this doesn't sound too dark, but it wasn't until BB that I realized how far CoCC is behind it :pls: Or like, a more positive sunshine sparkle way of saying that is, BB is just, really smthn else :flutter: There!


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I just watched her Instagram live and I must say that it makes me so happy to see how proud she is of this record! Last time she felt so close to an album was with NFR, she seemed to love some of the tracks to death, and I get the same impression with BB <3


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Withstanding all the time, changes and seasons

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