Must Hear: Video Games – Lana Del Rey

Photo by Nicole Nodland

I have no idea what on earth “Gangster Nancy Sinatra” would sound like, but apparently Lana Del Rey does. Lizzy Grant aka Lana Del Rey describes her sound as gangster Nancy Sinatra, and while I’m not sure about the “gangster” bit I most certainly see the 1960s influences. Styled like ’60s icons such as Sophia Loren and Ursula Andress, she looks so dainty it’s difficult to reconcile her voice with her image. Lana has a gorgeous, deep voice that works wonderfully with the haunting Video Games and stays in your mind long after the song is over.

I strongly disagree with the lyrics (Life is worth living only if someone is loving you? Really, Lana?), but I absolutely love the song. It’s definitely worth more than one listen if you’re looking for music that’s plain and simple – a beautiful song and lovely melody without the need for auto-tune and badly produced nonsense. That’s another example of the 1960s influence I could get used to.


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