Last week she released the wide-spanning title track “Ultaviolence” that is straight up dazzling. It’s got that now signature Del Rey sound that you’ve grown to either love or hate by now. If its love, this one will be right up your ally.
Lana Del Rey’s Ultraviolence single “West Coast” was released last month and has my stamp of approval. The looping first video we got for it was more of a tease/prequel for the real one, which was recently released.
The official video is as cinematic as you’d expect from Del Rey. It’s shot in black and white, until the end of the video when she is suddenly surrounded by flames.
Lana Del Rey released her new single “West Coast” earlier in the month, but I wasn’t ready to dive in back then. I needed some time, for whatever reason.
Maybe because these days it seems like people just hate Del Rey simply because others do, and their twitter accounts would loose some of their cool if they said anything otherwise. It just doesn’t make sense to me consider a majority of these same people adore Kanye, Lorde, Sky Ferreira, Justin Timberlake, etc. You get the point. I get that she isn’t for everyone. However, judge her based on the music, and leave the rest for the birds. It gets too exhausting to think about. Read the rest of this entry »
You’ve already made up your mind on Lana Del Rey, so if you’re reading this, you’re either a fan, or just curious enough to add fuel to your fire. It’s fitting that she’s a part of the soundtrack for the upcoming film adaptation of the treasured novel The Great Gatsby. Opinion’s on how the film will turn out seem to be severely polarizing, which usually doesn’t bode too well for a film’s fate. But I am still looking forward to see how it all unfolds, we certainly know that director Baz Luhrmann will deliver something that will be discussed one way or another, that’s for sure.
Last week we saw Florence + The Machine’s contribution to the film’s soundtrack. Now we have Lana Del Rey’s, a song called “Young and Beautiful” which she worked on with Luhrmann. It’s definitely got a big-time sound, floating above cinematic clouds of smoke.
Yesterday Lana Del Rey uploaded a video of new song “Bel Air” which is a part of her Born To Die special edition re-issue. The song continues Lana’s journey towards what seems to be a more atmospheric turn. There’s a haunted whisper like quality to her music that actually sound Sufjan Stevens-like at times.
The film comes paired with the following in the youtube description:
BEL AIR ART NOUVEAU
-i lost my reputation, i forgot my truth. But i have my beauty and i have my youth.
‘TROPICO’ the film, coming next year
So we can probably expect another epic video like “Ride” from her. Not against that, as I enjoyed that a lot.
By Will Oliver, October 12th 2012 — with 1 comment
Lana Del Rey is releasing an extended edition of her debut album, Born To Die. It’s called The Paradise Edition, and features 8 new songs including “Blue Velvet” and her new single “Ride”. She just released a epic 10-minute-video with it’s own narrative and everything.