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6 hours ago, lili said:

I’m not sure if this is unpopular or not, but I truly dislike the lyrics of « Tulsa Jesus Freak ».

It's definitely the Cinnamon of COCC, imo

Lyrically not that strong but still a good song and a fan favourite

On another unpopular note, Cinnamon should've just been called Cinnamon because for almost two years we called Cinnamon, Cinnamon and then when it was no longer called Cinnamon it was jarring because it was always called Cinnamon and still should always be referred to as Cinnamon because it is Cinnamon

She doesn't sing Cinnamon Girl in my teeth she sings CINNAMON in my teeth

Maybe it could've been called In My Teeth like In My Feelings

Okay I'm going now


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1 hour ago, Rorman Nockwell said:

It's definitely the Cinnamon of COCC, imo

Lyrically not that strong but still a good song and a fan favourite

On another unpopular note, Cinnamon should've just been called Cinnamon because for almost two years we called Cinnamon, Cinnamon and then when it was no longer called Cinnamon it was jarring because it was always called Cinnamon and still should always be referred to as Cinnamon because it is Cinnamon

She doesn't sing Cinnamon Girl in my teeth she sings CINNAMON in my teeth

Maybe it could've been called In My Teeth like In My Feelings

Okay I'm going now

I mean I can get over lyrics like « Life rocked me like Motley » or « Dear lord when I get to heaven…. » because those songs are absolute absolute masterpieces to me personally. I don’t know maybe the Tulsa thing reminds me of Sean, so I can’t fully enjoy the song. 
 

Wait… I always forget it’s called Cinnamon Girl. You’ve reminded me again. Now that I think about it, Neil Young has a song of the same name which is rumored to be about Jim Morrison’s wife Pamela Courson. Knowing Lana’s fascination with references, maybe there’s something there.

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Yayo Paradise is definitely the best version of the song we have and here's why:

 

Okay so I know many people don't favour this one, however, I feel Lana really captures the ethereal essence of the meaning of the song as well as the sound. Her voice is mimicking the lyrics "You are a tunnel lined with yellow lights on a dark night" - The Paradise vocals truly capture the sound of Lana's reverbed vocals being in that yellow lit tunnel. Her voice is travelling all the way through that long tunnel and out the other end, hence why her enunciation is slow, unclear and reverberating on the Paradise version. This is quite clever, and although it may not have been planned, it certainly adds to the realistic charm of the song and the melancholic feel Lana is going for. Her wailing vocals are mimicking cries. They raise harshly ever so slightly, almost in a wailing manner (such as the way she sings "ink bluuuuue" and "you have to take me riggghhht now"), and then softly descend into a quiet tone on the end of each sentence. You hear that pain in her voice, but the pain is subtle. It's modest.

 

The piano is gentle, sweet, and reminiscent of 1960's romance scene. It's simplistic yet tastefully different. There's not an awful lot of complexity, but it's just enough to pull you in like a silk rope and make you melt into a sea of feathers. It has a girlish charm to it, and the music box/xylophone instrument that harmonize with the piano adds to this quality. That's something the AKA version lacks in my personal opinion. 

 

Why people say the Paradise version is overproduced, I'll never know. The instruments and vocals are rich and clear, but that doesn't equate to overproduction. This is a very important thing to remember when evaluating music, and I feel like people get this mixed up far too much.

 

This isn't to say the AKA version is bad, but to me it's just a more rugged/dirtier version of the song. It has nice synths and strings (which make it feel full and grand without being overly pretentious), and the echo of her singing "dark niiiggght" is an amazing touch, but personally Paradise Yayo will always come out on top for the reasons above. 

 

Above all, I don't like the compare AKA and Paradise Yayo too much. They're both great songs in their own right, however given the meaning behind the song, I feel like the Paradise production does it more justice and goes wonderfully on the Paradise EP. 


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38 minutes ago, Arcadia said:

Yayo Paradise is definitely the best version of the song we have and here's why:

 

Okay so I know many people don't favour this one, however, I feel Lana really captures the ethereal essence of the meaning of the song as well as the sound. Her voice is mimicking the lyrics "You are a tunnel lined with yellow lights on a dark night" - The Paradise vocals truly capture the sound of Lana's reverbed vocals being in that yellow lit tunnel. Her voice is travelling all the way through that long tunnel and out the other end, hence why her enunciation is slow, unclear and reverberating on the Paradise version. This is quite clever, and although it may not have been planned, it certainly adds to the realistic charm of the song and the melancholic feel Lana is going for. Her wailing vocals are mimicking cries. They raise harshly ever so slightly, almost in a wailing manner (such as the way she sings "ink bluuuuue" and "you have to take me riggghhht now"), and then softly descend into a quiet tone on the end of each sentence. You hear that pain in her voice, but the pain is subtle. It's modest.

 

The piano is gentle, sweet, and reminiscent of 1960's romance scene. It's simplistic yet tastefully different. There's not an awful lot of complexity, but it's just enough to pull you in like a silk rope and make you melt into a sea of feathers. It has a girlish charm to it, and the music box/xylophone instrument that harmonize with the piano adds to this quality. That's something the AKA version lacks in my personal opinion. 

 

Why people say the Paradise version is overproduced, I'll never know. The instruments and vocals are rich and clear, but that doesn't equate to overproduction. This is a very important thing to remember when evaluating music, and I feel like people get this mixed up far too much.

 

This isn't to say the AKA version is bad, but to me it's just a more rugged/dirtier version of the song. It has nice synths and strings (which make it feel full and grand without being overly pretentious), and the echo of her singing "dark niiiggght" is an amazing touch, but personally Paradise Yayo will always come out on top for the reasons above. 

 

Above all, I don't like the compare AKA and Paradise Yayo too much. They're both great songs in their own right, however given the meaning behind the song, I feel like the Paradise production does it more justice and goes wonderfully on the Paradise EP. 

 

THANK YOU! :true:
 

That's an actual unpopular opinion.

 

I know people will go to length to say that the AKA version is superior (even though it's great). The Paradise version of Yayo is the best. It's eerie and hauntingly beautiful.

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