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So I remember that in the past Lana has used the word “record” to describe both her albums and her singles. Does anyone remember past examples of when she used this word, and if she has mostly used it to describe an album or mostly used it to describe a single? I am really hoping that Rock Candy Sweet is an album and not a single. Any Lana album with the word “sweet” in it is guaranteed to be a little bit edgy and sarcastic, so maybe dealer is on this one.

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Okay let‘s not steep as low as attacking some writer on twitter. Her article was horrible and twitter stans are already on there, giving her shit again and embarrassing themselves. 
However I don’t see why she thinks it’s necessary to write a longer article lmao

What is she going to add? How LDR called someone Art Deco, when she didn’t even live during that period? :hillary:


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This is her villain arc, one she's been building up to for a long time. Ramble incoming

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She was critically derided with BTD, all those questions of inauthenticity and the nature of the music and SNL etc. With UV and HM, she retreated further into her own realm, existing from behind layers of her own mystique and myth, perhaps in part as a protective impulse against the hostility outside of her world. This was peak classic Lana, unapologetic of the situation outside her by living totally within herself. 

 

But with LFL, she begins her foray outside. Opening the space to collaborators, bridging her world with the common world by addressing politics. Almost an exercise in reckoning with the hostile outside with positivity, proclaiming that she isn't insular, she's large she contains multitudes lmao. And it is refreshing, of course. And she builds on this positivity with NFR, a sort of archimedean point of universal acclaim and acceptance. Validation from the same hostile public that wrote her off years ago. 

 

But even though the acclaim continues with COCC, Lana doesn't seem to want to accept the acceptance. She's won their game, and now she's denouncing it, she's turning it on its head, and I say this purely by the way she refuses to be amicable about her controversy. Lana seems to be consumed by the wrongs she faced at the start of her career, and I suppose that feeling of injustice, of being the misunderstood underdog, is resurfacing in a very tangible form. 

 

It's the return of the repressed. What helplessness she may have felt when she was being slammed during the BTD era has reared its head again, except now she's won the industry, and she doesn't have to be helpless any more. She refuses to be internalised by it, where their acceptance basically mutes her, sterilises her. So she embraces villainy, doesn't play it safe, sells her wares on her own terms, lashes out irrationally (and revels in this irrationality); she is no longer pleading not to be misunderstood, as on Honeymoon, but simply accepts that she IS misunderstood, chronically, and makes that her impulse. So, she releases Rock Candy Sweet. 

 

For some reason I keep thinking of the Hunger Games, lol. (spoilers), but the way Lana is acting right now just reminds me of when Katniss unexpectedly killed President Coin. As though, she finally became accepted as part of that establishment, but refused it, rescinded it for the dark edges where she belongs, saw it as the hollow world it was and decided she didn't need it. 

 

Where does she go from here? I think after releasing this next album, she'll have spent all this vengeful energy and will continue on down some elusive path, out to somewhere untethered from the rational and critical world. It'll mark, like, a new dawn of Lana; this revenge being the antithesis, and her new synthesis emerging as something totally left-of-centre post-RCS. Where she's being super reactive now, to the press and the past, I think she'll finally reach a point where she is done with it all. And I mean properly done, not repressed. This is probably the last ritual, some type of self-cleansing, clearing out the attic and airing out the old grief, before she moves house completely, takes us somewhere fresh and new. The last journey, perhaps, before entering legend space. 

 

Thus concludes my wild over-read of post-NFR Lana, thank you, thank you. 

 

 


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What's she going to talk about now? Lana failing to address global warming in Yosemite? Rejecting to address the dangers of over-exercise in Dance Till We Die?

Can't wait for more shitty journalism.


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32 minutes ago, lifeisavelvetcrowbar said:

So I remember that in the past Lana has used the word “record” to describe both her albums and her singles. Does anyone remember past examples of when she used this word, and if she has mostly used it to describe an album or mostly used it to describe a single? I am really hoping that Rock Candy Sweet is an album and not a single. Any Lana album with the word “sweet” in it is guaranteed to be a little bit edgy and sarcastic, so maybe dealer is on this one.

 

why would she announce a single 3 months in advance :toofunny:


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I just quoted one of her tweets; really want her to reply bc like, apart from some stuff that could be considered cultural appropriation, there's a shitload of stuff she said that was mostly her making shit up and trying to find problems where there wasn't any to begin with.

I still remember vividly that she said Lana failed to mention gentrification on her song Brooklyn Baby. That's one of the many examples where I was like, is she serious? :whoopi:


 

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4 hours ago, rightofjupiter said:

Also thinking about how rock candy is super sweet but also jagged and sharp in the mouth. And laughing bc we were all joking about her announcing the next album on COCC release day and here we are :lmao:

But you have it in tea, you don’t actually bite into the sugar. :noparty:


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1 minute ago, Clampigirl said:

But you have it in tea, you don’t actually bite into the sugar. :noparty:

i was thinking rock candy that you eat like a lollipop. at least growing up, i'd eat rock candy sticks like lollipops lol


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Yeah, whenever I had rock candy growing up it would be pink or blue or white colored and eaten off a stick. It's just crystallized, hard sugar.


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6 minutes ago, HydroponicWeeds said:

i was thinking rock candy that you eat like a lollipop. at least growing up, i'd eat rock candy sticks like lollipops lol

Hmm, interesting. :3

Just now, Poor Stacy said:

Yeah, whenever I had rock candy growing up it would be pink or blue colored and eaten off a stick. It's just crystallized, hard sugar.

Pink and blue?? O___o


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