SOUND ADVICE: Lana Del Rey, New York’s Rising Starlet

Category : Sound Advice

Lana Del Rey the 24 year old chanteuse hailing from New York has today released the video for her stunning single Blue Jeans. Ms Del Rey caught the blogosphere’s attention with her hauntingly beautiful single Video Games [we covered Lana in our New Music section last week]. The follow up in no way disappoints. The spaghetti western guitar riff, the soaring chorus showing off Del Rey’s gorgeous higher register and with the lyrics such as “loved you more than those bitches before” how could this song be anything but amazing?

The song further illustrates one of Del Rey’s strongest features as an artist which is her ability to combine various  influences and emotions so effortlessly.

Open iTunes to buy and download Video Games – EP – Lana Del Rey

Her music and image hark back to the past, to the glamour and grace of Dietrich and Garbo whilst at the same time keeping her foot firmly in the present with lyrics that wouldn’t be out of place in a Missy Elliott track like “you’re so fresh to death and sick as cancer”.

All in all another stunning track from Lana Del Rey of which there will surely be much more. Without a doubt 2012 will be the year of Lana Del Rey.

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