And now an excerpt from a private interviewer with lulla's frontman S for public printing, regarding the album...
Interviewer: "So, can you tell us about this album?"
S: "Ok, what about it?"
S: "Well, it's an EP, first of all, not an album."
S: "It's an EP."
Interviewer: "Yeah, you mentioned that."
S: "It's the first time lulla has given a shit since, god, it's been a while like stain'd."
Interviewer: "Could you refrain from using further profanity?"
At this point in the interview frontman S asks for a "fucking glass of water." Several uncomfortable moments pass as the two sit and the publicist has a few words with the interviewer and once S gets his water and takes a drink, the interview resumes.
Interviewer: "So, who are the mates?"
S: "Your mom."
S: "Oh, the mates. Right. We've got people playing with us. We've got Octonus playing with us. It's like us and guests."
Interviewer: "And who plays what?"
S: "I play everything."
Interviewer: "Wow, you play everything? No one else got to play anything?
Interviewer: "Wow, what an egomaniac. And the cover, can you tell us about that?"
S: "Well, some people shook maracas and things like things like. Octonus played keyboards on one song."
Interviewer: "Ok. Which song?"
S: "The happy hooker, I think."
Interviewer: "Do you really think things like, 'The happy hooker' and the sexually explicit lyrics of this EP are a good image for our children?"
S: "Well, define "image". If we're talking about images, this is a music album, it's got nothing to do with images. You know, you can't kill me with cliches. I wouldn't know what's a 'good image for children' since I didn't make it for children. If kids hear it, that's not my problem, that's on the parent for not watching after their kids and being bad parents".
Interviewer: "So, you would admit kids should not hear it?"
S: "Not if their following your guidelines."
At this point in the interviewer S drinks the rest of his entire glass of water and hands it to the nearby press pass guy.
Interviewer: "So again, the cover? What does it mean?"
S: "It's a cover. I made it. I'm sure you'll say something about the nudity".
Interviewer: "No. I just want to know what it means."
S: "That's up to you. I know what it means."
Interviewer: "And it means?"
S: "I said already, that's up to YOU. It's about empowerment, destruction, ruin and fish. We're all just fish food in the great circle of life. Know what I mean?"
Interviewer: "No. Who is the song, 'I'd paint a picture of you just so I could destroy it', about?"
S: "It's not about anybody in particular. It's more about ruling over somebody who is not good and being confident and having a sense of humor in the process."
Interviewer: "Sounds more like someone who's being an asshole."
S: "It is."
Interviewer: "Can you tell us-"
S: "It's about putting someone in their place who deserved it and having everyone on your side. Could I have another glass of water please? And this time without any shit in it."
Interviewer: "We have bottled water."
S: "I don't want bottled water. I want a glass of water. Glass of water that comes from a filtered jug or filtered faucet that doesn't taste like ass."
Interviewer: "We don't have any jugs".
S: "Well, you better go find one!"
Interviewer: "Can you tell us anything else?"
S: "I want to go back to talking about why lulla is giving a shit. It's the first time in a while we've really given a fuck, and I stress that because I am serious about making it good. There was a whole another album full of songs, which was going to be this EP. But they sucked. So I just went to make it better. You know, take a sad song and make it better. I didn't want to release another album full of crap, that I didn't believe was really good, or just acceptable."
Interviewer: "So, are you saying that's been the previous efforts?"
S: "I feel it has. Just making it acceptable. Just kind of experimenting. Recording everything I've written. If it was a song, i just made it so. And it's like, I don't have to record every riff I come up with. I just tried to make everything a song and I wouldn't scrap anything that was EH. And I wasn't giving it 100%."
Interviewer: "And now you feel you're giving it 100%?"
S: "Yes. I'm giving it as much effort as I can. There's a certain amount of not putting a whole lot of thought in things too. You know, just doing it - - songs like, 'Happy hooker', did that song quickly, but it was really good so I didn't have to scrap it. You can do songs quick and experiment, but they better be good. Another one, 'Grown up and boring', has been lying around for a bit waiting to find it's place. I just really like this EP and it's the first time in a while."
Interviewer: "Well, i'm sure there will be others who will be into this sort of thing. Speaking of which, how do you explain the lyrics to, "Grown up and boring"?
S: "Explain what"?
Interviewer: "What they mean?"
S: "They don't mean anything. It's about growing up and all the things you do when you grow up that suck".
Interviewer: "What does ROTNW stand for"?
S: "I don't know".
Interviewer: "You don't know"?
S: [The answer to this question, S shakes his head.]
Interviewer: "On that note, we'll wrap up this interviewer and I'd like to thank you for your time. Do you have anything further to add?"
S: "Oh, it comes out April 31st"
Interviewer: "Wait, there is no April 31st."
Interviewer: "So, you mean May 1st"?
Interviewer: "Anythinnnnnng else to add"?
S: "Actually, maybe one thing I'd like to add - - I didn't get my water."
Interviewer: "We're out of time."
Interviewer: "Ok, thank you for the interview and thank you for your time."
S: "Thank you and go fuck yourself."
released May 1, 2017
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