Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, a.k.a. Lana Del Rey, got off to a somewhat rocky start in music. After signing a record deal, Lizzy Grant recorded an album that was shelved after she changed management and her name. People began to take notice of her when she released ‘Video Games’ on YouTube, and followed that with the ‘Born to Die’ album in 2012, a grand display of youthful drama with Del Rey’s sultry, molasses vocals poured over sleepy trip-hop drums and dense strings. But Del Rey seems constantly at odds with her own success. When asked how long she was able to enjoy success before things went bad, she replied, "I never felt any of the enjoyment. It was all bad, all of it." The songstress released ‘Ultraviolence’ in 2014, with a title track that dangerously tweaks the Crystals’ ‘He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss)’ for modern times. The sense of doom and mystery Del Rey holds of her music makes it all that much heavier.
Lana Del Rey Takes a Surreal Swim in the Video for ‘Music to Watch Boys To’
Lana Del Rey’s music video for “Music to Watch Boys To” is a bit enigmatic, but then again, it wouldn’t be LDR any other way.
Listen to Lana Del Rey Sing in Italian in New Song, ‘Salvatore’
Del Rey sings part of the song in Italian, but still wraps it in her signature smoky styling, lethargic “la de das” and something about “soft ice cream.”
Lana Del Rey Debuts ‘Terrence Loves You’ + 'Honeymoon' Cover
Lana Del Rey has shared the album’s cover art, tracklist and a third song dubbed “Terrence Loves You.”
Mandatory Music: Lana Del Rey, Chris Cornell + More
Lana Del Rey is a master at holding her audience rapt, and this week, she maintained our attention from the get-go.
Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ Receives September Release Date
Her next full-length will land in stores Sept. 18.
Watch Lana Del Rey’s Video for ‘High By the Beach’
Lana Del Rey opened the week by unveiling “High By the Beach,” and she’s now premiered a music video for the song.
Listen to Lana Del Rey’s New Song, ‘High By the Beach’
Lana Del Rey has shared "High By the Beach," the second track to surface from her upcoming album, 'Honeymoon.'
James Franco's Lana Del Rey Book to Be Released in 2016
On March 15, 2016, James Franco will celebrate the release of his latest book, 'Flip-Side: Real and Imaginary Conversations With Lana Del Rey.'
Mandatory Music: Lana Del Rey, Wavves, Ben Folds + More
If you only listen to five new songs today, it should probably be these.