Monday 12 September 2011, 11:39 | By Aly Barchi
Approved: Lana Del Rey
Sultry singing sort Lana Del Rey drew admirers in their droves with her debut single ‘Video Games’, attracting rapt comparisons to the dusky tones of alt-jazz glamorpuss Cat Power, the pin-up style of Lana Turner, and the flirtatious hip hop patter associated with R&B femmes Nicki Minaj and Lil Kim.
Disparate as they might seem, these qualities all resonate within Del Rey’s new track, ‘Blue Jeans’, which sounds a bit like a bawdier ‘Wicked Game’, and is introduced by the first lines from beat poet Lawrence Ferlinghetti’s ‘Loud Prayer’.
Both ‘Video Games’ and ‘Blue Jeans’ will be released as a double A-side single on 16 Oct via Stranger Records. Here they are: