Saturday, April 14, 2012

Music Obsession

Lana Del Ray is like ADELE for troubled, wrong-side-of-the-tracks, "bad" girls with major daddy issues and only slight drug problems. Who normally love hip hop and punk and ripped jeans but who have enough money from their parent's divorce to go to every show in town. 6 months after first hearing her and I am still obsessed without not really knowing why...

It's grungy and gritty and shiny and trashy but completely unlike Katy Perry and Nicki Minaj. Her songs are dark, sad, and you can almost hear her putting on a brave front to cover her vulnerability as thick as the pancake make-up on her face. The sound has got that rare underlying thread of truth to it, buried deep in an effort to be mainstream, but still- there is talent there. 


  1. I think that might be one of the most hauntingly beautiful tunes I've ever heard. I can already tell it's going to be stuck in my head the rest of the day. Good choice. And an even better assessment.

    Didn't you promise to do a music post like the one I did? A song paired with a memorable setting?

  2. You should listen to some of the other songs off her EP, particularly Born to Die and Off to the Races. Just as good.
    And yes, coming asap is the music post! Final exams, my friend, are draining me dry. Hope all is well!