VIDEO: Lana Del Rey – ‘Video Games’


October 9th sees the debut single release from Lana Del Rey – “Video Games” / “Blue Jeans”. Describing herself as the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra” and her music as Hollywood Sadcore, Lana’s self made videos for the tracks have already caused a major stir on You Tube. Just as her D.I.Y video for “Video Games” hit around the 500,000 hits mark it was promptly banned. Bad girl Ms Del Rey has well and truly set the scene.

Lana Del Rey grew up in Lake Placid on the outer edges of New York State. Herein some of her unique musical flavour was incubated. ‘It has an epic, nostalgic feel. It’s in the middle of a National Park. But it’s also a struggle because it’s a town built on tourism that no-one goes to anymore.’ At 18, she fulfilled her lifelong ambition of decamping to New York City. ‘Since I was little I knew I would end up there,’ she says, ‘Every day is a pleasure there. Every single day I walk out of the door is a good day. I like everything about it. New York totally rewards me for my love of it.’

Lana’s songs came out of a mixture of her love of David Lynch, Black and White 50’s movies, Coney Island, Hip-Hop and heartbreak.“There’s something beautiful about the fight. About any fight” explains Lana ‘I’m talking about epic, knocked-down, dragged-out love stories in song. That’s what I’m heading towards”.

“Video Games” / “Blue Jeans” are released on download on Sunday October 9th.     

 “Video Games” / “Blue Jeans” is released as a limited 7” vinyl picture disc on Monday October 10th on Stranger Records.

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