Lana Del Rey

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https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=-uKl3xeBVY4

New thread, because this might wrongfully be forgotten in a year or two. Because there is no mention of her on ILM so far apart from mine. Because I want to marry and have steamy sex with and cry over this brilliant song. Because I have played it on repeat endlessly. Because David Lynch should take note. Because it is fantastic.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:26 (nine years ago) link

yes plz. ILG got there first btw.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:32 (nine years ago) link

ILG? Point me towards it plz

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:33 (nine years ago) link

rolling thread of stuff worth reading on videogames

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:34 (nine years ago) link

Did not catch that, but we seem to agree on this on a deep fundamental level Mordy <3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (nine years ago) link

Not until October when this song gets a vinyl release. There's no EP or LP yet, either. Agony.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:35 (nine years ago) link

song is so gorgeous.

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:36 (nine years ago) link

great song.
came to it via pitchfork via grizzly bear.

sean gramophone, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:38 (nine years ago) link

Link doesn't work for me (not after deleting the first part of it).

I tried and tried and made a lame attempt reviving a slowcore thread earlier today but I cannot classify this song, which is really for the best. My song of the year so far, no doubt.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:40 (nine years ago) link

i'll cosign that -- helps that i haven't heard much i love this year, but this really is amazing + beautiful. a little cat power'y, no?

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (nine years ago) link

If that is true I have to listen to way more Cat Power! I keep thinking Nancy Sinatra for some reason.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:42 (nine years ago) link

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

Mordy, Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:48 (nine years ago) link

Hah! So true... me too...

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Saturday, 6 August 2011 22:49 (nine years ago) link

Holy shit this song. October, really? Fuck! WILL BUY LIKE FIVE HUNDRED TIMES.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Sunday, 7 August 2011 01:03 (nine years ago) link

me three re: that line

this is a great song

teledyldonix, Sunday, 7 August 2011 02:35 (nine years ago) link

i am SUPER IMPRESSED by this song

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (nine years ago) link

what else is there out there by her?

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:15 (nine years ago) link

the stuff i'm reading suggested a nellie mckay angle, press wise

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (nine years ago) link

Whoah, this might be the first time the Lex is as impressed by a song as I am! Good times :-)

There's only two or three songs out there. Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:16 (nine years ago) link

Wow, what a smoky little thunderstorm of a song! Youtube-to-mp3 converted immediately. Wish I was still in a position in life where I could freely abuse nyquil, cause I could totally see drinking half a bottle and listening to this on repeat for 3 hours.

kkvgz, Sunday, 7 August 2011 12:29 (nine years ago) link

adding to the chorus here; this song is marvelous

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 18:49 (nine years ago) link

I mean, goddamn

can't really find a single coherent thought to express about this song — after "pull up in your fast car, whistlin' my name" everything goes black w/ multicolored streaks of stars

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:33 (nine years ago) link

... I suppose I'll go ahead and lay this card on the table tho: how much 'irony', if any, do y'all hear in her delivery?

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:34 (nine years ago) link

Hmm. Her delivery is deliciously knowing, but I don't think it's disingenuous.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:48 (nine years ago) link

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3.

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

Vast Halo, Sunday, 7 August 2011 19:54 (nine years ago) link

"i heard you like the bad girls honey / is that true?" destroys me every time

so much

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:55 (nine years ago) link

"diet mtn dew" is excellent too

i have a few residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick, as well as the very conveniently simultaneous way she's been noticed by critics, but these are quality, quality songs

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 20:57 (nine years ago) link

Uploaded by LanaDelRey on May 27, 2011
www.facebook.com/lanadelrey
HOLLYWOOD SADCORE

ice cr?m, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:01 (nine years ago) link

hopefully the attention del rey gets will give me an opportunity to wave fiona apple in people's faces again, at least

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:08 (nine years ago) link

This song is beautiful...

Matt DC, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:16 (nine years ago) link

Also liking this a lot, with bernard snowy on the excellence of that first line.

boxall, Sunday, 7 August 2011 21:20 (nine years ago) link

Bah. I get that vinyl fits her aesthetic, but eschewing CD will be a cruel blow to those of us who don't own turntables but do care about sound quality.

― Vast Halo, Sunday, August 7, 2011 9:54 PM (2 hours ago) Bookmark

I don't know if there won't be a CD, but at least there will be an mp3 and vinyl.

So chuffed this is getting love here!

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:00 (nine years ago) link

i can't remember the last time i kept having to come back to a song so much on the first day i heard it

lex pretend, Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:01 (nine years ago) link

<3

Me too. Tirelessly repeating it.

I for one am (Le Bateau Ivre), Sunday, 7 August 2011 22:02 (nine years ago) link

just got in and literally the first thing i did was go to my computer to play the youtube video - my groceries are still sitting on the floor

rameau: first blood (donna rouge), Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:40 (nine years ago) link

I like this song but I'm getting a promotional street team vibe off of this thread...

LaMonte, Sunday, 7 August 2011 23:52 (nine years ago) link

I'm as unnerved as anyone by the seemingly unanimous consensus (+ as lex aptly put it, "residual suspicions about what i suspect is a shtick")... but at the same time, it really *does* feel like this totally unique, amazing, timely song that just... appeared from nowhere.

I've only ('only') played it like a half-dozen times today tho, and am trying to balance my desire for further listening against my desire to adopt a more critical and self-aware position in said listening (I get suspicious when something seems "too good to be true"). not that I'm rushing to be the first one to burst the internet echo chamber's bubble of irrational exuberance; just that I'd like to deconstruct my own and other people's reactions to this (very very good) piece of music in order to understand *why* it's hitting us all so hard.

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:21 (nine years ago) link

off the top of my head, start with
—the ever-present mystique of the total blank-slate unknown artist, who is doing
—a well-done pastiche(?) of a much-loved style that is not especially popular or prominent at the moment, coupled with
—a strikingly original video that supports the aesthetic of the song (i.e. doesn't just feel like a gimmick), while also giving it
—an unmistakably contemporary 'twist'; all topped off with
—a hot girl, who is
—singing about video games, but also
—love,
—love,
—glorious bittersweet terrible love

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:29 (nine years ago) link

I really hope this gets released as a one-sided 12" single that plays on 45rpm, because I'd buy the shit out of that.

Don't really wanna be friends with anyone who could hear this song and not melt.

If Assholes Could Fly This Place Would Be An Airport, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:39 (nine years ago) link

This is great and I did melt. But I composed myself enough to play it again. Four times in a row.

jon /via/ chi 2.0, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:47 (nine years ago) link

Kill, Kill: http://www.spinner.com/2008/12/18/lizzy-grant-kill-kill-video-of-the-day/

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 00:51 (nine years ago) link

nice find! song's not bad either

swaguirre, the wrath of basedgod (bernard snowy), Monday, 8 August 2011 00:56 (nine years ago) link

Will be released in October on vinyl and mp3

or you can get the instrumental karaoke version right now

LaMonte, Monday, 8 August 2011 01:29 (nine years ago) link

fucking awful video

J0rdan S., Monday, 8 August 2011 01:44 (nine years ago) link

Just wanna put it out there that I posted this video to WS back in early June to no fanfare.

Also I heard a joke:
Q: how'd the hipster burn his mouth?
A: he ate pizza before it was cool.

jaxon, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:17 (nine years ago) link

^^knew i'd seen it before

Kerm, Monday, 8 August 2011 03:19 (nine years ago) link

It’s hardly a shock that her music so far is so diverse given all the people she’s been in the studio with over the past year, some of whom include Eg White (Adele, Duffy), Chris Braide (Cheryl Cole, Paloma Faith), Guy Chambers (Robbie Williams, Katie Melua), and newcomers Robopop (Neon Hitch, Gym Class Heroes).

I’m not sure if Miss Del Rey has landed a major label record deal yet (I’m sure she probably has and is just waiting to announce it), but she’s under the same PR company in the UK as Adele and Bjork, so the wheels are certainly in motion.

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (nine years ago) link

none of those names she's been in the studio with are remotely promising :/

lex pretend, Monday, 8 August 2011 09:28 (nine years ago) link

no one is psychologically suited for fame

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:42 (five days ago) link

the potentially controversial opinion i keep arriving at lately is that no one should be famous

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:46 (five days ago) link

I agree that no one should be famous. some people manage to be pretty ok people about it though

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:49 (five days ago) link

that we know of!!!!

mellon collie and the infinite bradness (BradNelson), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:49 (five days ago) link

lol true

and certainly no one's character has ever been improved by getting famous

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:50 (five days ago) link

the only good rock n roll instagram is patti smith's

boz conspiracy by toby hus (voodoo chili), Monday, 11 January 2021 16:52 (five days ago) link

I didn't "expect" her to be a philosopher, by the way, she majored in it at school.

Halfway there but for you, Monday, 11 January 2021 17:30 (five days ago) link

New song. Sounds like an LDR song.

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=hLZ-WHVRbxg

but also fuck you (unperson), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:36 (five days ago) link

this is much better than the previous single but yeah nothing new. nice vocal production.

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:41 (five days ago) link

the drum outro is a small but specifically lana-ish thing

astrological lyric hilariously on brand

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Monday, 11 January 2021 18:44 (five days ago) link

Quite like it despite being ready to hate it. Tbh I think new LDR might be the kind of depressing uk lockdown soundtrack I need.

candyman, Monday, 11 January 2021 20:00 (five days ago) link

the plan: make a pop singer out of someone psychologically unsuited for any kind of fame

She seems well-suited for a 1970s kind of fame, where success and adulation reinforce her self-regard and enhance the side of her lyrics that tend to grandiosity, and provide a view of the world that's interestingly bent by removal from regular society / ludicrous levels of self belief. A Barbra Streisand type of white-dwarf-dense, but harmless, narcissism.

Having to interact with people who understand how - regardless of whether it's interesting as poetry or a psychological sketch of a built persona - her worldview is facile & limited is something she's not suited for. Also, having to interact with live humans at all during a pandemic.

shivers me timber (sic), Monday, 11 January 2021 20:03 (five days ago) link

"In the future, everyone will be canceled for 15 minutes."

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Monday, 11 January 2021 20:04 (five days ago) link

the only good rock n roll instagram is patti smith's

Big Boi’s social media is mostly owls, dogs and cheering for his son playing football IIRC.

(If LDR is rock n roll I’m putting BB in too.)

Joe Biden Stan Account (milo z), Monday, 11 January 2021 21:51 (five days ago) link

new song is definitely much better than "let me love you like a woman", pretty good

i do feel optimistic about the new album being her shortest since her last few albums have all been too long for their own good

ufo, Monday, 11 January 2021 22:11 (five days ago) link

we can be thankful the closer is Joni's "For Free", not Kendrick's

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:27 (four days ago) link

lmao that would have been something

ufo, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:28 (four days ago) link

Update, January 11, 6 p.m.: Lana Del Rey is now defending her defense of her new album cover Speaking to BBC Radio 1’s Annie Mac for the premiere of the title track, she addressed alleged criticisms of the cover photo regarding inclusivity. “My girlfriends come from all over the world, they have children from all different types of people,” she explained. “And I’m mentioning all this, like, to people who are listening because people really wanted even more people of color on my album cover. Which you know is, to a point, a photo just is what it is.” Del Rey further claimed that “actually half the people in this photo are people of color.” She also said the so-called controversy — which seems to have been started and fanned only by her— made her think “back to all my songs and videos and starting with more of a hip-hop sound.” She went on, “I just feel like if that’s really what people are gonna say, I have an answer for them, which is that if you look closer, you will see people of color. It’s a black-and-white image, so zoom in, you know. It’s just weird, you know?” Do we, Lana?

Elsewhere in her conversation with Mac, Del Rey spoke about the pandemic (“I always wondered, with 8 billion people in the world, [why] this did not happen sooner”) and the riot at the Capitol (“Watching the people storm the Capitol, everyone gets to go look at that and figure out what Capitols they’ve been storming this year in their own freakin’ lives”).

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 07:30 (four days ago) link

“Watching the people storm the Capitol, everyone gets to go look at that and figure out what Capitols they’ve been storming this year in their own freakin’ lives”).

Lana dril Rey

Chris L, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 09:51 (four days ago) link

The new song is nice but doesn't feel like a single. More like an album opener.

AlXTC from Paris, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 13:35 (four days ago) link

“Watching the people storm the Capitol, everyone gets to go look at that and figure out what Capitols they’ve been storming this year in their own freakin’ lives”

lol this is really one of her better quotes

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 13:45 (four days ago) link

“Watching the people storm the Capitol, everyone gets to go look at that and figure out what Capitols they’ve been storming this year in their own freakin’ lives”).

Lana dril Rey

― Chris L, Tuesday, January 12, 2021 3:51 AM (four hours ago) bookmarkflaglink

irl lol

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 14:47 (four days ago) link

honestly don't get what's wrong with the album cover

groovemaaan, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:20 (four days ago) link

as i understand it literally no one other than LDR has suggested theres anything wrong with it

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:48 (four days ago) link

^^^^

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:48 (four days ago) link

It's good that she got out ahead of this controversy that she invented herself, shows real foresight

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:48 (four days ago) link

just a nice photo of her and her friends from all over the world enjoying each others company, not storming the capital, thinking about the various rappers theyve dated

nobody like my rap (One Eye Open), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 21:51 (four days ago) link

otm

mh, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 22:03 (four days ago) link

as i understand it literally no one other than LDR has suggested theres anything wrong with it

I've seen some comments, and I'm sure they'd have commented all the same, but this pre-emptive strike shit is extremely cringe

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:10 (four days ago) link

lol she did date g-eazy i guess

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:13 (four days ago) link

Misread that as Eazy-E.

pomenitul, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:14 (four days ago) link

tbf if her last bf was a cop he might very well also be a rapper

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:18 (four days ago) link

"Waa "Summertime" done as some kind of companion piece to her "Doin' Time" cover?"

no it was for some tribute album I believe. It was pointless.

I love LDR's music, and at times I"ve been really impressed with how she's spoken about working as a woman in the music industry. But she is really, really defensive these days. If the cover was getting flack I never even saw the flack. Personally I think it's a lame cover but if people were complaining there weren't enough POC in it, or the POC there were tokens, I can see her getting frustrated. It's her friends. Are they all unusually attractive? yeah, well, it's LA, surprise, there are a lot of unusually attractive people there. I don't think she helps herself by getting defensive about everything, she gets incoherent.

song itself is fine.

akm, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:38 (four days ago) link

(again, don't know if that was the root of the criticism, it's what I gleaned from some equally incoherent twitter responses to it)

akm, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:39 (four days ago) link

pic.twitter.com/DyqOcsNEVw

— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 12, 2021

piscesx, Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:55 (four days ago) link

don't know if that was the root of the criticism

how could people have criticised it before her defense

shivers me timber (sic), Tuesday, 12 January 2021 23:59 (four days ago) link

love you lana but absolutely not watching a video of you speaking

stylish but illegal (Simon H.), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:19 (three days ago) link

surprised this wasn't posted here

It’s fucked up. You know I’m real. You know I voted for Biden. I’m super steady in everything I’ve ever said. You probably listened to my entire interview. So whoever wrote this is a genuine piece of shit. I am the one helping bringing the problem with narcissism to light. Gfys

— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 12, 2021

self-clowning oven (Murgatroid), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:49 (three days ago) link

At least that is coherent

akm, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 00:58 (three days ago) link

I am the one helping bringing the problem with narcissism to light.

that's one way of phrasing it

Fenners' Pen (jim in vancouver), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 01:02 (three days ago) link

no worries queen. I just got my drivers license, so the person who wrote the article better watch both ways before crossing the streets. that’s all I’m gonna say.

— permanently high (@BhadDhad) January 12, 2021

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 01:40 (three days ago) link

you know what they say, you can take the girl out of upstate new york, but

mh, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:06 (three days ago) link

Log-off Del Rey

I’m actually not tone deaf, I don’t think there’s anything tone deaf about responding to questions about why there are only white women on a album cover when that’s just not the case. I’m not gonna let people say that some thing is what it isn’t. You’re jealous I get it.

— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 12, 2021


The music is great and it is important to talk about inclusivity. Which I don’t have an issue with, I’ve been super open about my issues are and that isn’t one of them. I just think it’s sad that you’re trying to paint one of the only artist who is genuine as otherwise.

— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) January 12, 2021

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:25 (three days ago) link

spill queen pic.twitter.com/5AfbcVVvPE

— harris (@TrueHarris) January 12, 2021

✖✖✖ (Moka), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 03:30 (three days ago) link

Even her own stans in those replies are like—“stop wasting yr energy,” “you need a new manager,” etc.

Four Jacks and a Jill (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:11 (three days ago) link

hahaha beginning a statement "I'm actually not tone deaf." you know it's going well

Blues Guitar Solo Heatmap (Free Download) (upper mississippi sh@kedown), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:21 (three days ago) link

the stans seem to be saying that she needs a manager who would be powerful enough to stop Australian music blogs from making Lana look bad by repeating Lana's own words, not that she should stfu

shivers me timber (sic), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:56 (three days ago) link

I read it as they're gently steering her toward more productive avenues of dealing with the "problem" than long-winded replies.

one of the only artist who is genuine (morrisp), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 04:59 (three days ago) link

I actually like her more now.

candyman, Wednesday, 13 January 2021 06:56 (three days ago) link

how long until Lana ends up in the Real Housewives franchise

Totino's Fortnite Training Room (DJP), Wednesday, 13 January 2021 14:20 (three days ago) link


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