Born to Die

Lana Del Rey Rules in France at La Fete De La Musique in Paris (video)

Lana Del Rey’s French love affair continued at La Fete De La Musique in Paris where she performed for free in keeping with the spirit of the event. Lana was the headliner and guest of honor for the event which went on for more than ten hours. She sang “Blue Jeans,” “Born to Die” and her breakout hit “Video Games.”...

Lana Del Rey Goes Downtown on New Up-Tempo 'Paradise' (listen)

Lana Del Rey has released a new track, possibly off her upcoming reworked Born to Die album, “The Paradise Edition.” Titled “Paradise,” it’s up-tempo while still adhering to her big band orchestration and mood-instilling echo chamber. The 26-year-old singer must have finally gotten the message that her songs were stuck in a rut. She ditches the breathy lyrics and Adagio pacing for something closer to Allegretto, which is a fancy way to say she speeds up the beat. The tune is also appears to be dance influenced. Del Rey sing-speaks the lyrics, something less than a rap, and sings the mellifluous choruses....

Lana Del Rey Ode to Love Lost on Summer Sadness Video

Lana Del Rey stars in another dreamy, sepia-toned video that’s a symbolic portrayal of her song “Summertime Sadness.” The tune is based on a supposedly true story about two lesbian lovers who taken their own lives. Del Rey looks stunningly fashionable as she plunges off a bridge. The images of her could have been culled from a high-fashion photo spread. Although the video has a story line, it’s more a collection of images or video postcards. Jaime King stars as Del Rey’s lover; her husband Kyle Newman, a filmmaker co-directs with Spencer Susser, who belongs to the Australian filmmaking collective Blue-Tongue Films....

Lana Del Rey New Single Cover Photo Raises Eyebrows

Lana Del Rey has a knack for finding the sweet spot of public attention. She's raising eyebrows with the reported cover of her new single "Blue Jeans." It shows a heavily tattooed hand at her throat as she lays on her back. The photo carries suggestions of domestic violence and also racial overtones. The 25-year-old singer, who has already had several ups and downs in her short career, released her debut album Born to Die last month....

Lana Del Rey Surprise; Surfaces in UK Rapper's Mashup (listen!)

Lana Del Rey is suddenly everyone’s darlin’… again. She’s popping up in the most unusual and surprising places like a a collaboration on a 1966 Shirley Bassey tune, “Big Spender,” with UK rapper Smiler. Although the collaboration took place two years ago for Smiler’s remix of “Spender,” off his mixtape All I Know, it’s suddenly gaining traction on YouTube....