Lindsay Lohan is delivering on her promise to get A Little More Personal on her sophomore album, taking to task all the men who’ve done her wrong, starting with dear old dad.
Lindsay pulls no punches on the album, subtitled Raw, when she gets to the topic of Michael Lohan, currently serving a four-year prison term for multiple crimes, including driving while intoxicated and assault. He’s already the focus of the first single, “Confessions of a Broken Heart (Daughter to Father),” in which she questions if he ever loved her (see “Lohan To Direct Video For Song About Her Family Drama” ), but she also berates him in “My Innocence” for allegedly stealing her childhood away. “You broke me in with your mistakes,” she sings. “Thanks for the breakthrough.” Still, she vows to be resilient and says she’s more independent because he wasn’t there to look after her.
Next on Lindsay’s list are lost loves — those who sent her mixed messages (“A Little More Personal”) or cast her aside for another woman too carelessly (“If You Were Me”). She mourns one in “Black Hole,” getting paper cuts re-reading old love letters, realizes another was a bad fit two years too late in “If It’s Alright,” but saves her venom for the one she wishes were as “desperate and dying inside” as the way he made her feel in “I Live for the Day”: “I live for the tears to fall down your face.”
Lindsay is more dimensional than just a woman scorned, though — she’s also questioning her life as a star, which might be “A Beautiful Life” but that doesn’t stop her from feeling worn out. She prays to God because sometimes she just doesn’t know who else would listen, or if she dares let them: “I talk in my sleep/ That’s the one place I know no one can hear me.” And she realizes the incongruity of wishing people would care when she doesn’t let them in the first place. On “Fast Lane” she sings, “So I drive around this superficial town/ With a smile on my face/ No one really knows how I feel inside/ And I’m keeping it that way.”
Lindsay’s sound also gets more Raw — she’s teamed up with former Evanescence guitarist Ben Moody and Marvelous 3’s Butch Walker as her producers to bring out her inner rock chick. Moody helps her cover Stevie Nicks’ “Edge of Seventeen” while Walker assists on her take on Cheap Trick’s “I Want You to Want Me.”
A Little More Personal (Raw) is due December 6.
For a feature on Lindsay Lohan, check out “Lindsay Lohan Cracks The Mirror.”