“Summertime Sadness”- Lana Del Rey

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

Must See: “National Anthem”- 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