Despite her record label’s best efforts to keep Born To Die from leaking, Lana Del Rey‘s debut album hit the web this morning, a week before its official release (January 31st). Of course I’m going to be buying it yet I simply had to listen to one of this year’s most anticipated albums, and it has turned out to be a masterpiece! Each song is beautifully crafted, a gorgeous and haunting piece of work that’s bound to top the music charts. Although her performance on Saturday Night Live a few weeks ago was less than stellar, don’t count her out just yet. I don’t think she was quite ready for such a huge television appearance, it should have been put off until she honed her performance skills, however when I saw her here in Los Angeles back in December at the Troubadour, she was actually superb! Yes, she was a bit green and wet behind the ears, but you cannot discount her music on that basis alone, in a few months she’ll be pro. We covered Lana numerous times since August (when her music video for Video Games surfaced), I’m thrilled to finally be listening to her album, and it’s just as good as I expected, girlfriend did not disappoint at all, thankfully it lives up to all the positive hype, so to all the haters, take a few steps back!
Check out Lana gracing the cover of the latest issue of Complex, she’s beyond gorgeous, I seriously love the shot of her with the umbrella! As a devout member of Team Lana, I say long live Lana Del Rey!
Forget what you’ve heard and listen to the music. Lana Del Rey is a sweet girl with a radiant voice and maybe a demon or two. Her debut album is called Born to Die, but Lana’s just trying to live. Haters, fall back. READ THE FULL ARTICLE