LNZ <3 - 2018
Tuesday, April 10, 1:30 PM
LNZ <3 Visual Album is the longest night of lnz's life as everyone is trying to kill her. Constructed as a loosely woven spiraling death odyssey of the night, LNZ's body moves through different forms of digital imagery until finally being uploaded to the internet to live forever. Formally, its a 60 minute selfie. Thematically its a coming of age story in a technological communications revolution where love gets uploaded, digitally dislocated, unseen, and lost bit by bit into an asynchronous internet landscape. In one way its like a love text, and in another its like a technological breakup, but all compressed into a mp3 format.
Foul-mouthed, anti-tech, emotion-laden, post-social media rap from the heart of the beast: Northern Virginia. This is what I’ve always wanted modern pop rap to achieve. LNZ crushes it all.
She is self-conscious ‘n’ self-deprecating, evaporating MC’s ‘n’ ex-boyfriends, ‘n’ herself (& her selfie). She’s some sort of straddling of suburban hipster rap goddess, but realizing even that irony is too safe, destroyer of all genes ‘n’ genres.
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