Tuesday 13 September 2011

Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans

16th October 2011.

Save that date - Lana Del Rey will (finally) be releasing her first EP 'Video Games', including the sublime Video Games (obviously) and this new track.  Yet again, it's a winner.

It's fitting that these two tracks are together on one EP: Video Games a dark portrayal of devotion; Blue Jeans its heart-broken sibling.  "I stayed up waiting, anticipating and pacing / but he was chasing paper", she intones before singing sweetly "I will love you 'till the end of time".  The overall haunting production and Del Rey's lazy, bluesy delivery is almost identical to Video Games.  One trick pony?  Maybe.  But the subject of this track is far more befitting the downbeat music, the repetition of "I will love you 'till the end of time" sounding disturbingly fanatical, the cinematic and glamorous scope giving dramatic weight to the lyrics. 

Who knows what delights a full album could provide...