LULLANAS Confront Life’s Contradictions on New Single

by Lucy Lerner

6th May, 2024

LULLANAS Confront Life's Contradictions on New Single

With their soaring harmonies and knack for candid lyricism, folk-pop duo LULLANAS have carved out a sound that feels at once nostalgic and fresh.

The identical twin sisters double down on their talent for transforming life’s messy contradictions into a thing of beauty on their new single contradiction.

Co-written with indie-pop star Katelyn Tarver, contradiction grapples with the frustrating disconnect between our desires and our actions over a sweeping indie-folk soundscape.

The sisters explain, “We were discussing the shared stagnant feeling we have experienced during the past few years. We talked about the disconnect between our desires and our actions, how giving too much could ironically leave you with too little, how caring deeply won’t necessarily make someone care back, and how hard work can sometimes still lead to staying in the same place. After sharing all these thoughts, we all came to the realization that maybe we are all just walking and talking contradictions.”

With raw lyricism and lush vocal layering, LULLANAS transform these discordant revelations into a lament that soothes as much as it stings.

LULLANAS Contradiction Song Cover
LULLANAS Contradiction Song Cover

It’s an exquisite paradox – the song feels melancholic yet strangely hopeful. The gentle melody and rich harmonies create a safe space to acknowledge our imperfections.

Contradiction isn’t about dwelling on negativity; it’s about recognising the dissonance within ourselves as a necessary step towards growth.

While contradiction may revel in the messiness of the human experience, LULLANAS’ lush melodies provide the perfect balm. 

The duo’s debut full-length album Pretty Lies & Time Machines is set for release on June 14

LULLANAS Contradiction Lyrics

I like a clean space, but my bed’s never made
I don’t want to waste time, but I sleep too late
Got a big girl job, got bills to pay
But I swear to God I was young yesterday

I’ve been thinking a lot, how everything moves in circles
Been doing a lot, I’m standing still
I’ve been drinking a lot, watching 2 A.M. commercials
All at once got what I need, but something’s missing

I try to be a good person, but I still talk shit
It’s all he said, she said, we said this
And I know I’ll feel better if I learned how to forgive
It’s easier to blame you for why I’m like this (why am I like this?)

I’ve been thinking a lot, how everything moves in circles
Been doing a lot, I’m standing still
I’ve been drinking a lot, watching 2 a.m. commercials
All at once got what I need, but something’s missing
Everything defined loses definition
I know what I want, so why do I need permission

I gave my plants too much water and they died
Now I spend all of my time trying to bring them back to life
I drive around listening to songs that make me cry
And smile at the same time

I’ve been thinking a lot, how I’m running in circles
I’ve been doing a lot, I’m standing still
I’ve been drinking a lot, reading all of my old journals
All at once got what I need, but something’s missing

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