Sultry, Lush Vocals! Companion Piece to 2012's "Born To Die!"
Sometimes stars emerge. Sometimes stars are thrust upon us. And sometimes stars simply slip into the atmosphere as if propelled by something otherworldly. It is into this last category that the astonishing presence, voice, look and feel of Lana Del Rey falls. Musical stardom is not an option with Ms Del Rey. It is her vocation. She calls herself the 'gangsta Nancy Sinatra' and defines her genre as 'Hollywood pop / sadcore,' a dramatic new loop for pop music. Her look she describes as 'Lolita got lost in the 'hood.'' Get used to it all. This isn't just soundbite, it's Lana's reality.
Paradise's lead single is "Ride," a downtempo pop ballad produced by Rick Rubin and co-written by "Video Games" author Justin Parker. Even before its release, the song "Cola" received media attention due to the controversial nature of its lyrics. The track was confirmed to be the EP's second single several days after its release. Music videos for "Ride", "Blue Velvet", and "Bel Air" were posted to VEVO and YouTube to help promote the EP.
"Del Rey is in perfect control of her voice, much more assured than she was even one year ago, and frequently capable of astonishing her listeners..." -John Bush, allmusic.com
4. Body Electric
1. Blue Velvet
2. Gods and Monsters
4. Bel Air