She has a nostalgic, epic voice and defines her music as ‘Hollywood pop/sadcore’ – if you haven’t heard of Lana Del Rey, you soon will.
Born in Lake Placid on the outer edges of New York State, she moved to New York City and began her reincarnation to her movie star-esque persona at eighteen. Always with a natural propensity towards stardom (she traded in her birth name of Lizzie Grant for the more nostalgic moniker she now goes by) her influences are visual as well as musical: David Lynch, 1950s movie soundtracks, the whirring sound of Ferris at Coney Island.
Brittle, emotional and cascading with cinematic reference points, her songwriting is technicolor. The tainted glamour of Video Games with its noir-ish melodic feel was the start of something big and beautiful. The next step is a debut album, complementing the lush orchestration of her famed single, crafted lovingly in the studio.
Lana said of the album: “The songs I’ve written are an homage to true love and a tribute to living life on the wild side.”
Lana performed Born To Die for dinner guests at Chateau Marmont in Palm Springs.