Lana Del Rey is probably one of the best, if not the best, singers of our generation. Not a single person I know has ever told me that they don’t like her, or at least that they can’t hear how talented she is. Lana’s music always creates this brilliant mood of nostalgia, that inexplicable feeling that you know what she is singing about (but really you don’t) and feel like you were transported back to the 60’s.
What I love most about her, is that she is capable of brining people together, musically. For example, some of my friends have quite different tastes in music but we all seem to agree on Lana. And luckily for us, she is back with a brand new album Lust For Life.
Now, for those of you that are less familiar with Lana Del Rey, let’s have a look at some of her previous work shall we? You will notice that her melancholic voice doesn’t only instigate sadness, but simultaneously creates a strange feeling of happiness and serenity.
Summertime Saddness is a good example of the mood that only Lana is capable of creating. (I actually prefer this remix).
Brooklyn Baby creates that strange nostalgia of a life in Brooklyn (I’ve never been to New York so I find it strange).
High by the Beach is quite different compared to her older work.
Lust For Life (ft The Weeknd) reintroduces that melancholic happiness.
All in all, I think this new album shows us a much more determined Lana; one that isn’t afraid to address (political) issues. Up until now I have loved every album Lana Del Rey released, but this one must be the best one yet.
I give Lust For Life 5 out of 5 stars
If you like Lana Del Rey you will like:
– FKA Twigs
Lots of Love,