[My Gang] Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans : Reco of the Week 10 Sept 11


Set 10 2011, 18:01

Track: Blue Jeans (16 Oct)
Artist: Lana Del Rey
Album: due 2012
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Video: Click the pic...

YouTube, official video

And we're back...

Introducing Lana Del Rey.

Blue Jeans is a double-A side, to be released alongside Video Games [watch] in October, with a debut album to follow in the new year.

Unique to her music is the amalgamation of disparate styles that shouldn't go together, but do. Soft, breathy vocals (she's a former jazz singer) and hard sounds; seductive as Bardot, hard as steel. The music is as complete as she is, not so much inviting as on a plate, take it or leave it. You'll take it, it's delicious.

In this track, she's like the female Chris Isaak, with a glamorous and sultry old-fashioned 50s Hollywood sound. This is her Wicked Game.

The video echoes the themes with aged film and 50s iconography, ending with what looks like old footage of Lombard Street in San Francisco and the American flag.

He went out every night
And Baby that's alright
I told you that no matter what you did I'd be by your side
Cause I'm a ride or die
Whether you fail or fly
Well shit at least you tried
But when you walked out that door - a piece of me died
I told you I wanted more - but that's not what I had in mind
I just want it like before
We were dancing all night
Then they took you away - stole you out of my life
You just need to remember
That I will love you till the end of time

Further reading:

Official site
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  • CvaldaVessalis

    David Lynch is an inspiration... Funny that! Read more: http://www.guardian.co.uk/film/2011/sep/04/david-lynch-influence-music

    Set 11 2011, 0:36
  • Babs_05

    Ooh nice. Thanks!

    Set 11 2011, 0:39
  • CvaldaVessalis

    Big up on the Chris Isaak comparison though; I dare say that this uses the same melody as Wicked Game but goes somewhere gloriously different. And that song was written for Lynch's Wild At Heart in the first place!

    Set 11 2011, 0:48
  • Babs_05

    He shoots, he scores. Of course - you're right! Forgot all about that. They both have something compelling about their voices that captures you from the start, and the music is unhurried, like there's all the time in the world - chillwave, as the article says.

    Set 11 2011, 0:53
  • rwitte

    I must have deleted the original of this post myself :S Welcome Back, I am overjoyed to see you. And isn't the track just splendid? Your comments, although very brief, are spot on and the sumptuous images make for a great layout

    Set 11 2011, 14:57
  • Babs_05

    Thanks, rwitte. I thought you deleted it to rewrite it. Don't know what happened there.

    Set 11 2011, 15:11
  • Maddieman

    One week later, and I still can't get enough of her; it's just unfortunate that people are now bashing her because her image isn't 'authentic', or some nonsense like that.

    Set 17 2011, 12:05
  • Babs_05

    Really? I don't bother with hype - ignore. Thanks for the comment!

    Set 17 2011, 12:27
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