Freddie Matthews writes from London: Following on from her almost three million selling last album Lana Del Rey returns with not quite another album, just in time for Christmas. A post made earlier today over on Stirring Trouble Internationally - A humorous take on news and current affairs.
Born To Die was the debut album from Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, or Lana Del Rey as we know the 26 year old from New York City. This debut album also won Lana Del Rey a load of awards including International Breakthrough Act at the BRITS and an EMA for Best Alternative Act. This new mini album, or EP as the music industry like it to be known, is 8 or 9 tracks, depending which version you get, from a slightly lighter side to Lana Del Rey’s writing style, with her sense of humour brought into focus. Paradise is a step in the right direction for Lana Del Ray.
Yayo is a moving and catchy and reminds me of something anthemic that The Killers would write; Body Electric almost hypnotic with a touch of gothic thrown in for good measure; Gods and Monsters is a work of art. The writing skill has at least doubled here and her use of expletives is perfect (please never let this be a radio edit as the sentiment will be ruined). Publicity, publicity, publicity. Paradise is Lana Del Rey as she wants to and should be known from here on in.