Wednesday, April 18, 2012

Lana Del Rey

Just reading the Music section in People Magazine from Feb...I'm always a little behind..

people magazine write up

After her much-maligned appearance on SNL last month, you might doubt if Lana Del Rey is the real deal. Born to Die, though, lives up to the hype that scored her the SNL gig before her debut album was even released. The chanteuse, who fancies herself the "gangsta Nancy Sinatra," conjures an alluring potion of sultry torch pop, hypnotic trip-hop and David Lynchian atmospherics.

....I read the Nancy Sinatra/David Lynch reference, and I had to check her out. I grew up loving Frank Sinatra he sang about love, but he spent a lot of time in Vegas, Florida living a life full of controversy. He was associated with the mob. He left his wife for Ava Gardner. Then was married to Mia Farrow 21, Sinatra age 50. Old blue eyes was definitely a character. And, part of me had a crush on him until he died when I was a senior in high school.

Lana Del Rey's songs capture that part of a girls heart that is slightly crazy, obsessive, and dark...
She's not my new favorite singer, but something about her voice is addictive.

And, yes...I love her hair and makeup...especially the deep side part of start like Ava Garder, Veronica Lake, and Lauren Bacall.


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