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lana del rey

Post by ragga2009 » Thu Oct 20, 2011 3:51 pm

hoi boss, de single van lana del rey schijnt een dubbele single te zijn met blue jeans volgens dit artikel.

Lana Del Rey (formerly Lizzy Grant) introduces herself as the ‘gangster Nancy Sinatra’. It’s an eyebrow-raising boast, but seems a perfect fit for the smokey-voiced Lake Placid native. Del Rey’s praises have already been sung by the likes of the Guardian and Vogue Italia, and she’s now sold out shows on both sides of the Atlantic – all without even having released a single.

‘Video Games’, along with B-side ‘Blue Jeans’, will be released as Del Rey’s debut single on October 8 and easily ranks amongst the best of this year’s new music. Hers is a unique brand of cinematic pop that blends a sense of faded old-Hollywood glamour and modern urban-pop. ‘Video Games’ is built around sweeping Frank Sinatra strings which cushion her striking, breathy voice: ‘I heard that you like the bad girls / honey is that true?’ Her captivating vocals transition from high-pitched Lolita to weathered Marianne Faithful. Her delivery is near unreadable. The single’s lyrics at once seem both romantic and tragic: ‘heaven is a place on earth where you/tell me all the things you want to do.’

B-side, ‘Blue Jeans’ is equally transfixing. She coos, ‘I grew up on hip-hop’, and it shows. The track could sit comfortably on any urban release from Nineties-era Aaliyah to 2011’s The Weeknd. The minimalist beat almost recalls early Timbaland, but with plenty of Del Rey’s retro leanings. Lines that could be lifted straight out of a rap hit (‘you’re so fresh to death and sick as cancer’, ‘love you more than those bitches before’) flow seamlessly into the chorus’s tragic promise, ‘I will love you til the end of time, I would wait a million years.’ B-sides should never sound this good

kan jij een en ander uitzoeken??
gr edwin

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