There are plenty of punny Lisa Frank-inspired projects out there (i.e. Nihilisa Frank, which you should not sleep on), but Lisa Prank has got to be the most fun. On June 24, Prank (AKA Robin Edwards) will release her sophomore full-length album Adult Teen via Father/Daughter Records. The record will be released as an LP—which will come with a Lisa Prank sticker sheet—as well as a cassette version from Miscreant Records.
Today Prank kicks off her album campaign with the release of "Starting Again," a power pop smasher with just the right amount of na na nas to fuel your most cathartic bedroom dance party. It's easy to say that you forget, she sings, spinning the whirlwind that occurs when an ex suddenly rears its head into your DMs into pure gold. Here's how it goes: a message pops up from a number you've deleted, and almost instantly those old feelings and memories surge back (Up the stairs to your old apartment/ I start to slip on the ice, you help me up). You remember jumping into that relationship even though you know you shouldn't have (I never take it slow). You're thrown under that same spell, the one that feels like something is squishing your heart, and though you can pinpoint it this time, you still can't make it go away (Can't get rid of the notes you wrote me...I swear I don't still miss you/ I just started again). "Starting Again" is the song you blast to remind yourself to stay in the present and let go of the past.
"I wrote this song sitting alone in my bedroom trying to process some big dramatic feelings after getting an email from someone I used to date," Edwards told The FADER over email. "Actually, if I'm being honest, it was a Facebook message. Seeing the message pop up felt like a really startling time machine back to our totally magical and then completely disastrous relationship, so I started playing guitar to make myself feel better and this song came out. At the time it definitely felt way too personal and vulnerable to record, but then I played it for my friend Julia and she convinced me to go for it. Since this experience I have discovered the block button."
Listen to "Starting Again" below, and preorder Adult Teen digital and vinyl here and cassette here.
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