ALBUM REVIEW: Bully – Lucky For You | NARC. | Reliably Informed | Music and Creative Arts News for Newcastle and the North East

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Released: 02.06.23







Lucky For You kicks off with a stuttering drum shuffle, guitar riffing and raw vocals as Alicia Bognanno sets an immediate confessional course. Espousing how she wants things to go back to how they used to be, throwing out a line like “I’ll never get fucked up again, I’m done” there’s an ongoing theme of regret in both her own state of mind, or with relationships, there’s a tiredness at trying to please others.

This could be a healing album then, embracing self-love and catharsis as she screams unapologetically over a lo-fi, distorted musical landscape. There are melodies: A Wonderful Life feels vulnerable, while Hard To Love counters that aggressively. Both songs display the album’s entire explosive yet introspective contrast well, often in successive breaths.


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