Tuesday, June 17, 2014

Lana Love

For a really really long time, the only type of music I'd listen to was country. When I started driving, I realized that I was seriously limiting myself. There was only one modern country station on satellite radio, and I had four other presets to decide on. I mentioned last summer in this post that I've got a wider range of musical tastes now.

One of my favorite singers for a really long time was Taylor Swift; she's pretty much goody-two-shoes, girl-next-door, sweet-as-pie, wholesome happy music. There's nothing wrong with that, either, except it's basically the complete opposite of what this post is about.

I started listening to Lana Del Rey at the end of spring semester after some of my friends went see her in concert (around the same time I decided that I needed to become more open minded). 
Originally, I only liked her because she had that song in The Great Gatsby movie and she's really pretty. Her style is absolutely fab and I love the vintage vibe she's got going on; I'm always trying to recreate her hairstyles and makeup. 

I've been listening to her Born to Die and Paradise albums on Spotify a lot and I was really excited for the Ultraviolence release today. At first her music made me feel a little melancholy, but now I like listening to her when I'm getting ready to go out or when I'm driving with the windows down on sunny days (and on long plane rides). Her songs are a little dark (and slightly explicit) at first, but I got over my initial shock.

I can't approve of some of the themes (drug use should not be glamorized; I guess we have to let that one slide), but listening to her just makes me feel sassy.


Will you be listening to Ultraviolence until you learn all the words, too? 

3 comments:

  1. Love Lana! I have the same country addiction problem too, though. I found your blog off of your comment on College Prepster and kind of have been stalking you all morning.. hahahahah whoops!

    -Ashlee at Preperella
    preperella.blogspot.com

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  2. I've heard a few of Lanas songs and I always liked them, so I'm sure I would love her CD.
    -Alex
    www.monstermisa.blogspot.com/

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  3. Lana is one of my favorite artists now. I love how her songs all seem to have a story behind them (a very mysterious and vague story, but I guess that's part of the appeal). Also, she has such an impressive range and ethereal voice.

    Brittney

    Another Beautiful Thing

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