Elizabeth Woolridge Grant was born but a reliance on the mysterious power of art has made her live other lives within herself, such as the life of Lana Del Rey, one of the most fascinating pop characters of recent years. An uncle taught her to how play the guitar and in university, she studied metaphysics. There’s no need to say much more - these are more than enough elements to explain the artist’s formation. As with so many others, the guitar was always a kind of weapon aimed at herself to force her to explore and release the feelings that were trapped within.
She is today’s girl next door, the one we meet in a cafe, reading a book or distracted by her own thoughts and at the same time that girl that makes us want to live in another time, enchanted by a glamour that goes beyond the retro filter we apply on our photographs; here, we face a genuine dialogue with musical and cinematographic references from the past (who remembers the James Bond films?), without ever ceasing to inhabit her own artistic personality, languid and delicate, always convincing and identifiable with a well familiar American aesthetic. And so we learn that putting the “hipster” inside pop isn’t that much of a bad idea. This is Lana Del Rey’s magic.https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=Qg3DxELVPj4
After a soft-hearted start, 2012 brought a phenomenon with it, “Born To Die”, an album that won everyone’s heart, both the audience and the critics, breaking records and earning many awards for the American singer. Songs such as “Video Games”, “Blue Jeans”, or “Born To Die” made half of the world fall in love with the balance of this voice. In that same year, she still released the EP “Paradise”, with the resounding single “Ride”. The invitations from the fashion world never distracted her from music and she continued to drop equally astounding albums like “Ultraviolence” (2014), “Honeymoon” (2015) oe “Lust For Life” (2017). In 2019, we’re expecting “Normal Fucking Rockwell” and Super Bock Super Rock’s audience will be in the front line to receive these news. “Venice Bitch” is one of the new songs - irresistible, as always.