First Impressions: Lana Del Rey's Moody Moods

Monday, December 5, 2011

In all of her bee-stung pout to Instagram-ness, Lana Del Rey is one to watch by the time 2012 comes barreling around the corner. In the time that her melancholy melody, "Video Games" enchanted with it's taunt brutal weep, there were those who were quick to pass judgement. I've seen an array of jeers towards her authenticity as an artist to those focused mainly on her lip "injections" and really, it's a bit premeditated, especially for someone who doesn't have a stack of albums and awards to stand on.

Lana Del Rey might be a pretentious indie party that many feel that their not invited to, but there is something about her grainy voice that shines through all the artsy-fartsy stitch and it warrants some attention. Take for instant the title track of her official solo debut, Born To Die, which got a leak over the weekend. It's yet another vintage spread of orchestral lush-a-boom noir that doesn't steal "Video Games" thunder, but compliments it. Then there is Lana's voice in all of it's drolling boredom and it's very appealing to the ear. Four out of the six songs from her, I've instantly liked, and this one is one of them, therefore Lana is on my radar, as a singer---not as a lip injection impresario.

If you feel as I do, you're anxious to see what Born To Die has to offer, and we'll be able to see if Lana Del Rey can live up to the hype when the album hits the shelves when January of 2012 is on it's last legs.

Born To Die

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