Eternal Rhyme et Reason favorite Lana Del Rey covered Bobby Vinton’s “Blue Velvet” for a David Lynch -inspired advert for Swedish über retailer H&M. It’s as dark and dreamy as any of her own material. Check it out below: How can we get our hands on the full version?! UPDATE: Listen to the cover in full! Continue reading Lana Del Rey covers “Blue Velvet” for H(&)M UPDATED!
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Lana Del Rey is as prolific as she is polarizing. We just posted her video for “National Anthem” and now she has gone and released another from her sublime proper debut–Born To Die. “Summertime Sadness” is cut from the same cloth as “Video Games” and “Carmen” with a decidedly lo-fi look; see loads of splicing. And true to form she’s picked up another model co-star love interest, but this time it’s a woman: James Jaime King. Needless to say, there’s a ton of teased hair and suicide. Oh, and a St. Bernard… God, I love this. Continue reading “Summertime Sadness”- Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey has done it: she has secured her legacy as one of pop’s most daring provocateurs–and this is her first (official) album. Not unlike like Lady Gaga, Del Rey has set in motion her own zeitgeist moment by re-imagining others; and it comes as no surprise to any of you that both are making quite the career of it. The 7:40 minute-long music video for Lana Del Rey’s “National Anthem” is epic in scale and style. While the song itself is campy (Lana sounds a bit like Gwen Stefani as she purrs over a rather simple beat and … Continue reading Must See: “National Anthem”- Lana Del Rey
Illustrator/Photographer/Taste-maker Garance Doré (of the eponymous (fashion) blog garancedore.fr) recently posted a picture she had taken of Rhyme et Reason favorite Lana Del Rey in Cannes. Isn’t it otherworldly? Continue reading Photographer/Blogger Garance Doré Snaps Lana Del Rey, We Swoon
Rhyme et Reason darling Lana Del Rey recently stepped into the BBC Live Lounge to record a cover of Kasabian‘s “Goodbye Kiss” and transformed it. Say what you will about her awkward/endearing twirling stage persona: the often ridiculed Ms. Del Rey delivers. It only takes Lana’s Nancy Sinatra-esque drunk-dial pop vocals and a piano to elevate the song from cheesy arena-rock to something timeless. And whereas Kasabian’s “Goodbye Kiss” will never leave the UK, Ms. Del Rey’s burns with such intense aching that it’s sure to “jump the pond” and stain us with its crimson color. Have a look: And … Continue reading Lana Del Rey Does Kasabian Better Than Kasabian?