So, I’ve recently dropped a video briefing you in on when I began my “fandom” of Dawn Richard’s music while unboxing the latest Second Line album that hit shelves 4/30/21. I, and a couple others who pre-ordered received the album 2-3 days early. I received mine 4/27/21 and almost lost my mind.
This album is a complete evolution of sonics from Dawn’s previous bodies of work and I think it will be “the one” that places her in more public visibility. It’s a beautifully done album. Beautifully done, hands down.
It starts fast and then gets slow and reflective - with that striking recall to an almost archaic classical era with Le Petit Morte, you will definitely find a part of yourself in this album.
A second line is part of a funeral parade in which people come together and celebrate - even if you don’t know the person. It’s a huge celebration - people relating, dancing, coming together, and changing. This album is definitely for NOLA, the weirdos, the artists, the stans who know the previous eras, etc.
I’m so impressed.
Buy the album, collect the Art and then stream this shit. It’s worth it.
Let’s talk about it.
I’ve been a Britney fan since the Oops era. I liked BOMT, but it was the Oops album era that solidified my liking of her.
The self titled album is where I really started digging her. In the Zone, Black Out, Circus, Femme Fatale, and Glory were my jams. I still wish I could go back in time and go to the Circus tour 😔.
Okay, the documentary
Firstly: a large portion of the documentary was not surprising. But a few things about the Entertainment Industry made me a little nauseous.
Before I even get into that, the difference in how mental health is prioritized is much different than how stigmatized it was then. I’m grateful we’re taking mental health much more serious.
The obsession with Britney’s sexuality started in her youth. Quite frankly, asking children if they have boyfriends or girlfriends is a bit too much. Let children be children to play and exist in wonder.
Asking her about her virginity - things like that, without ever voluntarily providing that information upfront is a bit weird to me. Times were so different. Ask those questions now and watch you get dragged for days.
The one Paparazzi dude just..irked me and because I remember the hell the paparazzi put many famous people through, I just didn’t want to trust anything he said, out of spite lmao.
All I can say is I empathize with the fans and with Britney if according to court documents she really wants her father to not be her conservator. But sheesh, it was an interesting watch. It wasn’t bad. It provided me more information:
The family feud episode pissed me off.
The Diane Sawyer interview where the First Lady of Maryland at the time said she’d shoot Britney because of her “influence over young girls”
I’m telling you, times were so different then.
I dropped a podcast and video about the documentary you can check out.
let me know what you think in the comments.