Friday, December 2, 2011

New from Lana Del Rey: Born To Die

The BBC's Sound Of 2012 list comes on Monday, but Lana Del Rey won't be on it.

Why? The 25-year-old disqualified herself by having a monster-sized chart hit with Video Games last month. Presumably, she won't be picked for the Brits Critics' Choice prize next Wednesday either, on account of her not being British. Bloody racists.

But who needs awards when you've got bee-sting lips and oodles of talent? No-one, that's who.

Only some people are questioning how much talent Lana Del Rey actually has. She recently played her first live gigs, only to be criticised for not having "much of a stage presence outside of few sultry looks". . More damagingly, people have been suggesting the well of inspiration ran dry after she wrote Video Games.

I tend to disagree. B-sides Diet Mtn Dew and Blue Jeans were terriffic, building on Lana's self-defined "Hollywood Sadcore" genre. As for new material, she's just premiered her new single - which also happens to be the title track to her debut album. Born To Die premiered on Lauren Laverne's 6 Music show this morning, and popped up on YouTube (all proper and official) a nanosecond later. What do you think?

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die

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