Levelling up the playing field may be part of your mission to prove you’re a girl boss, but without a little insubordination thrown in, you can’t expect to get the kind of attention you want and need – or can you?
“They told us to turn our swag down down down, so we made it even more loud loud loud. Light up the spliff, put rims on the whip, we work hard for this shit, so much harder than them. Only right that we level up.”
When first hearing ‘LVLUP’ by Lianna Bank$, what immediately stands out is the I don’t give a f**k attitude in her lyrics, and it’s also boldly exuded in her ac
With all her girl-attitude, it should come as no surprise that the 25 year old artist from Queens NY has previously written for the likes of Badgalriri and Nicki Minaj – but this time all eyes are on her with her debut project
A definite favourite is ‘Plead The Fifth’, a bass heavy headbanger where Bank$ reminisces partying hard but never being caught slipping. “Ever had one of those nights where you got really, really reckless but was too gone to position your face into the dog filter on Snapchat and document it? Ever wake up like, ‘How the hell did I get on this boat, and why am I wearing pink pyjamas?’ Lol, then this song is dedicated to your wild a$$.”
‘Tragic’ gives a similar message of self-focus, where the singer sends for those who question and watch her moves too closely, reminding them to mind their own. But somewhere in-between the recklessness and confidence lies Liana’s vulnerable side and it’s apparent in those relationship cuts ‘For You’, ‘Right Now’ and ‘Truce’, bringing out the other side of a boss. Can you really be as ‘insubordinate’ as you want, when your hearts on the line?
Completely self written, ‘Insubordinate’ is an attention worthy debut project from Liana featuring smart wordplay with smooth vocals, over a series of R&B, electronic and trap infused beats. Produced by Needlz, YOBO, DJ Cassidy and more, the mixtape is available to stream now, listen below: