There’s a reference here but it’s not ‘Stranger Things’
The title was inspired by a quote from ‘Mary Poppins’ the musical where she describes the Banks family as an upside down family.
So much of the story of Mary Poppins is about the tension between a Father’s duty to business, working life and his family.
There are plenty of instances where this has been the case in real life where there are complex problems within a family set up that can sometimes end up buried and cause long term resentment.
Lyrically, it is one of the most complicated topics I cover in the album. The idea of disillusionment and how choices can impact any family but how introspection and seeking resolutions with empathy and forgiveness is a way to come to terms with everything.
The story of Mary Poppins has a wonderful arc for Mr. Banks. I wish that arc can be true for life itself as well.