In this modern age of Pandora, YouTube, and an unforunate amount of same-sounding pop/rap, the arrival of twenty-four year old Lana Del Rey on the music scene is a refreshing change. With a voice so soulful it came straight of the fifites and lyrics so deep you’d think you wrote them yourself, this stunning siren sold out a London club half an hour after posting just one video on YouTube. That’s it – one. But don’t take my word for it – see for yourself.
First, check out her pictures; note the intriguing pout, the poofy hair, and the old Hollywood retro-starlet style (swoon):
Now, listen to her music:
Convinced yet? A self-taught guitarist who grew up in Lake Placid, New York, Lizzy Grant (Lana’s real name) has been singing since seventeen to the inspiration of artists like Eminem, Biggie Smalls, Bob Dylan, Leonard Cohen, and Nirvana. Stranger Records reports that she claims her music to be a “mixture of her love of David Lynch, Black and White ’50s movies, Coney Island hip-hop, and heartbreak.” A little bit mysterious and a lot a bit a child at heart, she is definitely a legend on the rise.
Want more Lana Del Rey? Read her interview with pitchfork.com, then check out her YouTube Channel and her Facebook page. Download “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans” when they’re released on October 9, or buy them on vinyl October 10.