Sunday, September 11, 2011

Lana Del Rey - Video Games/Blue Jeans

Lana Del Rey is the newest artist that you need to know.  Her music ranges from an elegant breeze in "Video Games" to the out of control danger of "Kinda Outta Luck".  Her image is part Hollywood trendy and part retro glam.  After posting a series of videos made up of, among other things, old film clips, dolled-up webcam footage, and American scenery, she's set to release the double A-side single of "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans".

Lana Del Rey used to go by Lizzy Grant.  After an image and name change, she has a fresh slate to work with.  "Video Games" is comparable to contemporaries such as Sia or Florence + The Machine.  The song has a blown up sound with harp and strings twisted around it.  Lana's voice is rich with a classic melody.

"Blue Jeans" shows us a different side of Lana Del Rey's voice.  The extra space tightens up as she pushes through an almost smokey hum.  The song also has a chorus to die for.  "I will love you 'til the end of time", she howls.  Each track is worthy of equal praise and addictive to the point of a broken repeat button.

You can pre-order the limited edition 7" picture disc of "Video Games/Blue Jeans" here.  The vinyl is due to be released on October 17th and if you hurry, you may still be able to get a signed copy.  Keep reading for the accompanying "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans" videos...

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