Here you go: two gorgeous songs by my new favorite girlie, Lana del Rey.
“Blue Jeans” is a beautiful Tori Amos-esque journey of love brushing right past you, and “Video Games” will mean something to anyone who has ever been a (cool) teenager hanging out with friends.
Once she starts getting more well known, you’ll probably hear her compared to Amy Winehouse. While I also like Amy, I have to say that I think Lana del Rey’s music has a whole different style to it. She’s got more of a story in her music, more youth. Just as much brokenness, but not as much bitterness.
I love Lana because she’s all about atmosphere and relatability. She so perfectly captures the feeling of being young and smitten, wanting something more tangible and complicated than the teasing hints of love that the boys of her songs seem to give her. Basically, she sings about things that nearly all girls can identify with.
And she sings about them in a voice just dripping with honey.