Aliana Lohan Describes Her New Sound As “Western Emo”
Lindsay Lohan got social media buzzing in June when she casually announced that she was going to release a third album during a Mean Girls live chat. The ’00s pop queen had one caveat — before she returns, she wants to give her little sister a chance to shine. Today (August 23), we finally learn a little more about Aliana Lohan’s new music via a Cosmopolitan profile. While she refuses to name her collaborators, the 22-year-old describes her new sound as “western emo.”
The budding singer, who released a holiday LP way back in 2006, goes on to cite Nancy Sinatra and Johnny Cash as inspirations. Which is basically the template for every dark-pop diva in a post-Lana Del Rey world. However, her infamous sister is confident she has what it takes. “My sister is signed to EMI,” Lindsay revealed. “She’s recording a record, and out of respect for her and her true career choice — which is all she wants to do is make music, and her voice is like… Etta James meets Adele; I want to respect her in that lane and stay in my lane.”
Aliana’s 2008 stand-alone single “All The Way Around” is a guilty pleasure of mine, so I’m cautiously optimistic about this new era. She certainly has the look to pull off moody, country-tinged pop. Time will tell, however, if she has the songs and the voice. Read the full profile here.