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Emotional, queer, trans, feminist, naturalist, birdwatcher. They/them pronouns. Occasional singer/songwriter under the name Wren Dove Lark. My album, "Reconciliation," is out now. New music is on the way. ❤️ Bless

Comments from phospholipidbilayer

Admittedly, the last half is WAY better than the first half. Solid album overall which just takes a while to get started. ❤️ Bless
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May 29, 2020 on Stream Lil Yachty’s New Album Lil Boat 3
I’m like 6 songs in and it’s better than anything he’s made since Teenage Emotions, but I’m not sure he’s ever going to make anything as good as the original Lil Boat tape. That was a unique sound That has yet to be replicated. Now he’s making serviceable auto-crooner trap music. It’s fine. I just miss “Minnesota.” ❤️ Bless
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May 29, 2020 on Stream Lil Yachty’s New Album Lil Boat 3
This video and song was crazy and beautiful. I’ve never heard an orchestra deployed like this, although that could be due to a lack of exploration on my end, but still I just was in awe by the end. ❤️ Bless
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May 22, 2020 on Owen Pallett Surprise Releases New Album Island
I fucking love this haha. Best she’s sounded since 2011! ❤️ Bless
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May 22, 2020 on Lady Gaga & Ariana Grande – “Rain On Me”
Why is she like this?! The last album was good enough that she doesn’t have to qualify her work in such a petty way by comparing herself to artists who literally have nothing to do with her. Why do I also have the feeling she’s going to become the JK Rowling of main pop girls? 🙄 ❤️ Bless
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May 21, 2020 on Lana Del Rey Is Fed Up With Critics Who Say She Glamorizes Abuse
I've never heard of Lavender Diamond before but this song is really pretty. ❤️ Bless
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May 18, 2020 on Lavender Diamond – “Look Through The Window”
She’s truly one of the best artists we’ve got. ❤️ Bless
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May 17, 2020 on Stream Girls Rituals’ New Album Crap Shit
Her best and most consistent project yet I think. In a just world, “Anthems” would be blasting out of every stereo in the world. I loved “Detonate” and “Party 4 U” as well as the singles. Those are my fave tracks, but not a single bad moment at all. Love that PC Music & co are going through a noisy phase. ❤️ Bless
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May 15, 2020 on Stream Charli XCX’s New Album How I’m Feeling Now
This is the best “inspirational” type song shes made since “Firework” I think. Better than anything on “Prism” and “Witness” for sure. I’d love for her to be able to reach the highs of her “Teenage Dream” era, but be able to do to it without Dr. Luke’s involvement. idk if she’ll chart like did back then again bc I think that the mainstream has moved beyond her kind of pop sound a bit. But I’d just love that just as a career goal for her. ❤️ Bless
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May 15, 2020 on Katy Perry – “Daisies”
I hear a lot of what you’re saying! I disagree with Arca and SOPHIE being incomparable. Of course they’re experimental sometimes, but I think you can say Grimes is experimental like on the song “Scream” and the song that the same artist (FKA Aristophanes, but I forgot the new pseudonym she uses) arent really pop. By the same token, I think songs like “Immaterial” and “Desafio” as well as Sophie’s production work for Charli and Arca’s production work for FKA twigs as like “pop with a twist” in a very similar way to Grimes. But my comparison with those two artists specifically was more in the realm of like innovative sound design. I’ll give this album “Delete Forever” and “IDORU” and “You’ll Miss Me When I’m Not Around.” Good songs. I think “Delete Forever” is up there with her best. But the album as a whole just gives me heartburn, and I think I was just already exhausted with her and this album’s shtick after all the singles leading up to “Delete Forever.” Keep enjoying it though, friend! Hope you’re well! 💖 ❤️ Bless
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May 7, 2020 on Elon Musk & Grimes’ Baby Can’t Be Named X Æ A-12 In California
This is coming from me, a person who thought Grimes was everything back in 2015. But I’m just not buying what she’s selling anymore. Maybe she can win me back next album idk. Things about her music I once found charming I now just kind of find obnoxious and cynical. Don’t get me wrong. I’ll always love “Oblivion” and “Genesis” and several songs from Art Angels, especially “Flesh Without Blood.” And I’ll never for a second say she’s not talented. For sure she is. She’s a very skilled producer and a very unique vocalists. Not that I think artists need to compete with each other, but I’ve found there are a lot of artists who do Grimes sound better than her. I think Black Dresses (and Devi McCallion’s solo endeavors) manage the fine balance of apocalyptic harsh and cute/warm/fuzzy/soft way better. And their music at least seems to criticize the dystopian world we live in, whereas this most recent wave of Grimes music seems to find it lulz-worthy or aesthetically pleasing—I especially go back to We Appreciate Power and Violence (which admittedly I thought was fine at first but now I can’t stand it). I think artists like Arca and Sophie and Katie Dey have the same level of sonic experimentation that c has, and I think their music itself and their visions for their projects are way more forward thinking in that they’re trying to push their audiences forward. I think especially over the past year or so I’ve found Grimes’ music to just be more empty than I did in 2015. Idk if it’s that shes changed or if I did. Maybe it’s both. I think 2012 me needed “Oblivion” and 2015 me needed Art Angels. And I’ll always be appreciative for what that music meant to me in the context of those points in my life’s But I think 2016-2020 me has just found artists who toy with similar sonic palettes, and whose music I think comes from a warmer, more human, and more empathetic place than hers seems to these days. I get that this is possibly a controversial take, and I’m not meaning it as a dig against anyone who is still on her bandwagon. I just think I’m in a different place. And I guess I’m glad I’m in a different place. Idk. I’m glad you guys seem to be getting something out of it though. 💖 ❤️ Bless
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May 7, 2020 on Elon Musk & Grimes’ Baby Can’t Be Named X Æ A-12 In California
Stupid Love is so fun! And I’ll always love every single from Born This Way. I think Applause and Perfect Illusion are underrated. And I think “I’ll Never Love Again” from ASIB wasn’t given enough room to shine with “Shallow” taking all the oxygen. Although “Shallow” was good too. ❤️ Bless
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May 7, 2020 on Lady Gaga’s Chromatica Is Now Out 5/29
We’ve got Charli, The 1975, Dixie Chicks, Katie Dey, Lady Gaga, Perfume Genius, Chromatics, Avalanches, Phoebe Bridgers, and Arca (and more) on deck. I just don’t see that album sticking with me at all when I’m pretty hyped about all these. ❤️ Bless
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May 7, 2020 on Elon Musk & Grimes’ Baby Can’t Be Named X Æ A-12 In California
It was fine. But only a few really great songs. Lots of meh in my opinion. Nothing matching Art Angels, although I’m not even sure I like that one as much I used to. I don’t even think it’s in the top 10 albums released so far this year. Not when there’s Fiona Apple, Black Dresses, Yves Tumor, Zebra Katz, draag me, beige monk, Dani Lee Pearce, Kate Can Wait, and then Backxwash’s album that’ll be out in two weeks but I’ve already heard it and it’s amazing. ❤️ Bless
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May 7, 2020 on Elon Musk & Grimes’ Baby Can’t Be Named X Æ A-12 In California
I would really like a Chance the Rapper redemption arc. That verse in the Brandy song was really charming and reminded me of his pre-The Big Day music. I wanna believe he's got another good album in him. But The Big Day was painful to listen to. It made me wonder if Coloring Book was a fluke, but I went back and listened to "No Problem" in the wake of that, and it still brought me to tears it's such a beautiful song. It gives me hope that he'll make something good again. ❤️Bless
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May 4, 2020 on Actress Hailee Steinfeld Does A Decent Pop Star Impersonation
This reads like something Blathers in Animal Crossing would say when I give him a beautiful Madagascan Sunset Moth and he just takes a shit on it bc he's scared of bugs. haha ❤️Bless
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May 4, 2020 on Actress Hailee Steinfeld Does A Decent Pop Star Impersonation
I may be in the minority on this, but I liked the more fast-paced, punky "Infinite Content." It's the only addition I'd make to your track list, and I'd put it between "Electric Blue" and "Put Your Money On Me." But yeah. I love Arcade Fire. They're one of my all time faves. But damn, when that album was doo doo, it was really doo doo. ❤️Bless
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May 3, 2020 on Preview New Music Arcade Fire Have Been Working On Under Quarantine
IDK where the "search results web results" part came in, but I sure look like a doof. ❤️Bless
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May 3, 2020 on Missouri Governor Says Concerts Can Resume Monday
I'm sorry to be so light hearted about such a serious thing, but all I can think of is The Fairly Oddparents right now reading this. https://i.kym-cdn.com/photos/images/facebook/000/968/188/192.jpg Search Results Web results ❤️Bless
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May 3, 2020 on Missouri Governor Says Concerts Can Resume Monday
Also, jloo, if you’re reading this thanks so much for your message you sent through bandcamp. I really appreciated it!! Idk how else to reply to it! lmao I’m clueless 💖💖💖 ❤️ Bless
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May 2, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Congrats WilliamSockner!!! I think I’ve only gotten it once for a dumb Justin Bieber joke I made once around the time he released Purpose. It was before my ❤️ Bless era, so quite a while back. Lmao. ❤️ Bless
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May 2, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
I’m so sorry I wasn’t here to comment when SUD was active today. The time differences between here and the US kill me. I really miss not being here to participate, and I’m hoping I can be here more often when I return to America this summer. Sometimes I can catch it if I wake up early, but I was up late last night in part working on editing a music video. So I slept in ;P I really appreciate the love you guys have given me for the P4K shoutout. I was absolutely flabbergasted that my song was singled out, and it basically made my whole day when it happened. Only a couple of the reworks got shoutouts, but they were all amazing! So if y’all get the chance please listen to the whole record and give time and energy to each song! Some of them take a couple listens to completely crack, but they’re all really gorgeous and special in their own way. I’m biased obviously, but after the culmination of all the hard work everyone put in to their contributions, I personally feel like the album couldn’t be much better than it is, and I don’t think any other album you’ll hear this year sounds like it. Jaime is literally the best and I’m so thankful that she asked me to contribute. But I’ll just never be able to exactly put into words how much everyone here means to me. You guys are probably some of the best relationships I’ve made on the Internet, and I really appreciate how each of you has supported me in this little project I’ve undertaken. I was talking to fellow gum user and a collaborator of mine, Alex De La Pampa, through DMs the other day and was saying how I have all I could ever ask for or need in my little pockets of support on the gum, in my community of trans musician friends on Twitter, and from my IRL family and friends who have been cheering me on. Anything else I get beyond that would be great, but it’s just a bonus compared to the other stuff. Thanks for all the love and light you’ve passed my direction. I’m sending all my light and love back to you guys as well. Please stay safe during these incredibly trying times. My new album will be out in two shakes of a bird’s tail. I’ve got to finish this music video, and then my incredibly amazing gum friend sleepyheadphone is helping me with a couple other things, and after that it’ll be ready. 1 and a half years in the making. I started this one before I took a break to make my last record I released. And you guys will get the first taste. I hope I make you proud 💖 ❤️ Bless
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May 2, 2020 on Shut Up, Dude: This Week’s Best And Worst Comments
Cody, I don’t think whygodwhy was being combative. I think that they were just alluding to the fact Arca copped the aesthetic before Gaga’s photoshoot bc she used that aesthetic for her “@@@@@“ single cover which came out first. Regardless, the same artist designed both things so, it’s whatever. Still, I love both of them. 💖 But at the same time I also feel that not only Gaga herself, but also a significant portion of Gaga’s fan base, wishes she had half the amount of innovativeness as Arca has in one of her 6 teats being milked by a robot. Peace and love ❤️ Bless
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April 30, 2020 on Arca – “Nonbinary”
MY NONBINARY ASS—WHAT LITTLE THERE IS OF IT—IS QUAKING!!!!!!!!!! ❤️ Bless
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April 30, 2020 on Arca – “Nonbinary”
This is so pretty! I’ve been so hype for this record since she teased it like what a year and a half or two years ago? I love all the organic and orchestral touches!!!! ❤️ Bless
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April 28, 2020 on Mykki Blanco – “You Will Find It” (Feat. Devendra Banhart)
Yes, in capitalism it’s always exploited. The difference between a billionaire and the owners of Mom & Pop Burger Shop down the street though is that the billionaire is further removed from the money they are passively generating, and when they make wealth they just sit on it and pass it down to the next generation for them to continue to invest and make more billions that never get spent on any actual things that contribute to a functioning society. However I’ve known Mom & Pop Burger Shop owners who are absolutely ruthless and exploitative to their employees, and I think many of them if they saw a path to becoming a billionaire through further exploitation of those “beneath” them would absolutely take it. Those are the kinds of values and attitudes the capitalist system breeds. ❤️ Bless
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April 26, 2020 on Kanye West Is Officially A Billionaire
It's not just that he has "a team" His billion, like every other "earned" billion dollars of every billionaire in the world in wealth is the result of the unfairly compensated labor of every person that works under him. His profit is passively generated from undercutting the value of all those people's labor. Whether they're working in a sweatshop or at the Adidas store etc. ❤️Bless
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April 26, 2020 on Kanye West Is Officially A Billionaire
The transphobia jumped. 🙄 This Laura Les slander will not do. ❤️ Bless
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April 23, 2020 on Charli XCX – “Claws”
I agree! This is good but I hope it’s just a tease of something more substantial! There is so much potential here! Go is one of my favorite albums period, and I’m so grateful I heard “Go Do” featured on a Ford commercial while I was watching American Idol freshman year of high school. One of those moments that really opened up my mind to new kinds of music and probably set me on the course to like the artists I like now. Not to mention him being openly gay and very outgoing with his fashion was a powerful image to my closeted-in-two-ways ass at the time. ❤️ Bless
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April 23, 2020 on Jónsi – “Exhale” (Prod. A. G. Cook)
Thanks jloo!!! 💖💖💖 ❤️ Bless
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April 20, 2020 on Stream Default Genders’ New Album pain mop girl 2020