Lana Del Rey finally unveils her masterpiece, TROPICO

Lana Del Rey TROPICO

I've been patiently waiting for Lana Del Rey to release her short film, TROPICO, ever since she started talking about it on Twitter this summer. This past week Lana finally unveiled TROPICO (directed by Anthony Mandler who directed her "Ride" music video), and it's truly a cinematic masterpiece, totally worth the overly long wait. It marks the last chapter of her flawless Born To Die campaign and highlights three songs, "Body Electric," "Gods & MORE

Lana Del Rey’s TROPICO is coming soon!

Lana Del Rey TROPICO

Chanteuse Lana Del Rey is gearing up for TROPICO, a 30-minute short film directed by Anthony Mandler (who also directed her masterful "Ride" music video), starring Lana of course. It's 'a tale of redemption' set to her tracks "Body Electric," "Gods & Monsters," and "Bel Air," all off the Paradise edition of her incredible Born To Die album. This past Friday evening she posted the above haunting black and white image on Twitter of her holding a MORE

Video: Lana Del Rey’s “Bel Air”

Lana Del Rey "Bel Air"

Is it weird that I just assumed this song was about The Fresh Prince of Bel Air? It is? Great. Anyway, here's the brand-new music video for Lana Del Rey's "Bel Air," the closing track off the upcoming Paradise Edition of her incredible debut album Born To Die due out November 13th via Interscope. The video contains no traces of Bel Air, or any rapper-cum-actors being forced to live with his grouchy uncle after getting into a street fight, but MORE

Masterpiece: Lana Del Rey’s “Ride” video

Lana Del Rey "Ride"

I'm usually against these long music videos / mini-movies but Lana Del Rey keeps on knocking them out of the park, first with "National Anthem," (EPIC) and now with "Ride!" Clocking in at ten minutes, this is for sure one of her best videos to date (her voiceover gives me chills), she looks amazing and I happen to think it's a masterpiece, although I'm sure many would disagree, she's such a polarizer! The track is off Lana's upcoming re-release MORE

Listen: Lana Del Rey’s “Ride”

Lana Del Rey "Ride"

Following the release of all the Lana Del Rey news last week, she officially released her single "Ride" on YouTube, listen for yourself below. After listening to it a few times since then, I have formed a few unfinished thoughts. In Lana fashion it's very melancholic. Her vocals are extraordinary. She's more raspy than she's ever been. That hoarse drawl sounds so weathered and sore. It's a very convincing sadness a lot of people can connect to. MORE

Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born To Die: The Paradise Edition’

Lana Del Rey - Born To Die: The Paradise Edition

(Don't miss this review of Lana's new track "Ride") So much Lana Del Rey news! As a devoted fan, I'm finding it more and more difficult to keep up with her. It seems every day new songs appear online. Fan-made mixtapes appear then disappear. We all try to make assumptions about these songs. Will this appear on the reissue of Born to Die or is this from her Lizzy Grant days? It has become increasingly challenging to construct a Lana timeline. MORE

Four new Lana Del Rey tracks leaked!

Lana Del Rey

If you haven't already picked up Lana Del Rey's debut album Born To Die yet, good news! Lana is releasing a deluxe edition of the album, with four new tracks which just leaked onto the web. Give them a listen and if you like them, you can buy them in the fall when they come out. MORE

Lana Del Rey’s “God Bless America” mixtape

Lana Del Rey - God Bless America

UPDATE: Unfortunately Universal Records requested that the download link be removed, sorry! For all of us Lana Del Rey fans who have tired out our copies of Born to Die and have given up the endless search of demos and songs from former incarnations of Lizzy Grant, fret no more! A fellow Del Rey fan has just released his much anticipated "God Bless America" mixtape. This twenty track mixtape supposedly includes two unreleased tracks and MORE

Watch: Lana Del Rey’s “Summertime Sadness” (VIDEO)

Lana Del Rey - Summertime Sadness

This just in ... watch Lana Del Rey's brand-new music video for "Summertime Sadness," another stunning track from Born To Die which is easily one of the best albums of 2012! The video was shot back on April 21st with Kyle Newman and his wife, actress Jaime King. Long live Lana! MORE

Review: Lana Del Rey at NYC’s Irving Plaza

Lana Del Rey

FROM MK: Please welcome PopBytes's newest contributor, Bruce Russo Jr.! We have been friends for quite some time on Twitter, and he also happens to hail from Long Island like myself. I loved his take on Lana Del Rey's NYC shows a few weeks ago, and I thought he would be a great addition to Team PopBytes! Follow Bruce on Twitter: @octoberxswimmer and visit his website, A Place to Bury My Thoughts. It happened. It really happened. The enchanting MORE

Lana Del Rey’s ‘National Anthem’ video

Lana Del Rey - National Anthem

Lana Del Rey is back with another Instagram-copping, hipster checking music video, this time for "National Anthem". And she's towing along hip-hop star A$AP Rocky with her to play John F. Kennedy to her Jackie O and also Marilyn Monroe for some reason. I don't know why she double-dipped either. I guess she couldn't decide which sixties era manic pixie dream girl to play, so she just threw her arms up in the air and said "Screw it, I'll play MORE

Thoughts: Lana Del Rey at Los Angeles’ El Rey

Lana Del Rey

Last night I was at Lana Del Rey's third (and final) sold-out show here in Los Angeles at the famed El Rey on Wilshire. Since last August (when the music video for Video Games dropped), we've been huge fans of Lana's here at PopBytes, so I simply couldn't pass up a chance to see her perform again. I saw her back a few months ago at her very first Los Angeles show at the Troubadour, overall I was impressed (this was before her infamous Saturday MORE

Lana Del Rey’s new ‘Carmen’ music video!

Lana Del Rey - Carmen

Our girl Lana Del Rey is back with another one of her haunting homemade music videos composed with all kinds of vintage clips, this time for Carmen! The track is off her debut album Born To Die, which I still listen to a lot, it's easily going to land a coveted spot in my top favorite releases of 2012! MORE

Lana Del Rey – Blue Jeans

Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans

Watch Lana Del Rey's latest moody (black and white) music video for Blue Jeans, the official second single (and one of my personal favorites) off her incredible chart-topping debut album Born To Die. MORE