Discussion in 'Pop & Justice' started by Tiger Suit, Jul 25, 2020.
I can't stop listening to this masterpiece.
Whoever it was who said I Didn’t Change My Number has big Frank album energy was spot on.
The subtle conversational snark of the lyrics, the vocalisms, even the beat sounds like something that would fit in on that album.
It even sounds like Swim Good!
You better lock your door
And look at me a little more
We both know I'm worth waiting for
Heavy breathing on the floor
I'm yours, I'm yours
My loins weren't prepared for "Billie Bossa Nova".
I thought this too.
I'm so glad she waited till the album release to unleash the title track on us. Obviously it would've made a major splash if she had released it earlier, but the payoff is so much more rewarding in the context of the album. It's not just an explosion from the previous 3 minutes of the song, it's 14-tracks worth of simmering rage finally spilling over. It's just masterful at what it manages to accomplish.
I think they mean Frank, the Amy Winehouse album.
(I saw the post earlier and thought they meant Frank the Xenomania girlband dd)
This is no way meant to pit them against eachother (both are great in their own way), and I still don’t think either is even close to matching the genius of Tidal/When The Pawn, but if anyone in contemporary pop music has any chance of ever being legitimately mentioned in the same sentence as Fiona Apple, it’s definitely Billie and not Olivia - Happier Than Ever has that ever-elusive uncompromising artistic vision in *spades*.
I just know that Oxytocin is going to go OFF live.
Agree to disagree. Her apathetic delivery perfectly encompasses my mood towards the world these days.
Then why even bring her up when nobody else did?
I’m referring to a discussion from some months ago in the Olivia thread comparing her to Fiona that only I and the forum search function seem to remember. Leave me alone lol
‘Getting Older’ has hit me right in the gut.
As someone who still runs hold and cold with Billie as a vocalist, when the songs are right they are truly stunning; Your Power is song of the year material and seemed to be released to crickets, and now Male Fantasy is a further revelation. Her voice has never sounded better on record that I’m aware of? I can’t get enough. Everybody Dies lyrically and in its overall construction as a song is a further grace note moment on the album for me and another 2021 favourite. It cut right through.
Happier Than Ever is the other more obvious opening up as an artist moment and what a moment it is; a cathartic release of a song I didn’t know Billie was interested in making as she always seems to swerve obvious snap points in her top lines for introspection and relying on her low volume deepness in her voice to convey a lot of simmering emotion (which leads me to dissociate and distance myself if I listen too much) and it’s not hard to see why it’s going down a storm.
It’s also a joy to a see music video line up bang on to what I as a listener envisioned in my head, down to the shots and camera angles. Billie on the flooded rooftop is such a star turn.
Random but the vocal take on “Your Power” is completely gutting. That stem alone should be worth millions.
Can we talk about her voice on Male Fantasy? It's on another level and she never used it like that.
“Male Fantasy” is one of my faves
7.6 score from Pitchfork:
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