Born in NYC, Elizabeth (Lizzy) Grant is a singer/songwriter known under the stage name of Lana Del Rey. Her managers suggested that Elizabeth go with a new name as the music she was making was reminiscent of Hollywood glamour. Her debut ep “Video Games / Blue Jeans” was released by Stranger Records on vinyl on October 10, and October 11 digitally. Lana Del Ray has no qualms about revealing of how the business challenged her to become an indie retro pin up girl, and secretly shared her opinion in an interview with Pitchfork of how sleeping with the boss does nothing for your career. What truly is the deciding factor on her fast success is not how the internet conspiracy provided her quick rise to fame while people loved or hated what she stood for, but how Lana Del Ray’s actual music brings back memories and qualities of a young Stevie Nicks, providing a soft but rifled beauty discovered easily throughout her own melodies.


singing in the old bars
swinging with the old stars, living for the fame

kissing in the blue dark
playing pool and wild darts, video games

he holds me in his big arms
drunk and i am seeing stars, this is all I think of

Lana Del Ray – Video Games

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