I know, I know. This is a book review blog. But every now and then an artist comes up who is impossible to ignore. Near the end of my stay in England I discovered Lana Del Rey and her first album Born to Die.
And immediately I was hooked.
LDR’s voice is mentholated smoke–soothing and dangerous. Her unique sound combines old Sinatra-esque croons with sharp morbid lyrics. She often talks about death, drugs, and makes allusions to sex with strangers. To look at her pretty polished image, you’d never expect her hand tattoos or her obsession with the macabre.
I absolutely love her. The whole CD is nothing but pure awesomeness.
Some of my favorites are:
Get with it, children.