Born To Die
Released On: Jan 31, 2012
Released By: Interscope Records
Brittle, emotional, and cascading with cinematic reference points, Lana Del Rey's songwriting is technicolor. The singer calls herself the 'gangsta Nancy Sinatra' and defines her genre as 'Hollywood pop/ sadcore'. The vocalist makes atmospheric, orchestral, retro-'60s-sounding pop that showcases her sensuously singing style. Her astonishing presence, voice, look and feel has propelled her to musical stardom.
The New York native released an EP in the fall of 2011 featuring the two singles "Video Games" and "Blue Jeans" from her debut album, Born To Die. The tainted glamour of "Video Games," with its lyrical leanings towards the verbal loquacity of hip hop and its noir-ish melodic feeling for torch singing, has proven to be just the beginning for her.
All of these intimacies coalesce on the debut. Complementing the lush orchestration of "Video Games," there is a mountain of music that she has crafted lovingly in the studio since first facing her fears as a young artist. From the gorgeous timbres of "Blue Jeans" to the hip hop influenced "National Anthem," Lana Del Rey's music sounds unique like it has arrived bespoke to the artist.