PN: While sonically your first album was pop the tone was quite melancholic. How does the second differ in sound and tone?
BLBL: I think it’s bigger and more optimistic. Even though the last album wasn’t down beat, as such, this album’s lyrics are a lot more optimistic and there are a lot warmer sounds in it. It’s a bit more summery, I suppose. Thank God it comes out in summer [laughs].
But, I think it’s a little bit different. I don’t think if you liked the first album you would be completely shocked by it, but I still think it’s different enough that maybe it might surprise a couple of people. It’s not more of the same.
No, no, nothing will come to someone who’s too
Scared to stand and fight
Let yourself feel
And make yourself believe in
All the love that comes to an open heart
Most of this album is an ode to Paris Is Burning but this self-reflective and mannered after-party track is the standout.
To say a word and learn to believe it
Let go of what you need gone
Keep hope when you don’t see it
Keep on moving along