Approved: Lana Del Rey
By Aly Barchi | Published on Monday 12 September 2011
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: