Blue Jeans – Lana del Rey

4 Oct

Strike A Posie: Del Rey's flowery exterior masks a darker side in her music.

The exciting thing about growing up with the internet as your older, more advanced sibling is that you can experience an artist’s journey from YouTube hit to success. But for every Katy Perry, there’s a Sandi Thom. Fortunately for us, Lana del Rey has the promise of the former. She amazed us with her debut, Videogames. Of course, as with any promising artist there has to be a backlash. And backlash there was. If, as a music blog, we have to take a stance, we’re on the side of love. Videogames is an ethereally beautiful track with the sound of Fiona Apple, Julia Stone and toned-down Florence Welch. It felt like the organic beginning of something very exiciting, here’s the track (the video’s rather lovely):

Videogames has been on the circuit for a while now and on October 17th, Lana is releasing her first EP which will also contain Blue Jeans. It’s slightly different to Videogames and while it still has her self-penned ‘Gangster Nancy Sinatra’ feel, it feels more like a radio-friendly hit. Also, by now you should know how much I enjoy popular culture references in songs, and del Rey delivers with aplomb. Thus:

Blue jeans, White shirt
Walked into the room you know you made my eyes burn
It was like, James Dean, for sure

James Dean was awesome! So are jeans! Buy this record!

Here’s the video for Blue Jeans, enjoy the endearingly amateur camera work while it lasts:

One Response to “Blue Jeans – Lana del Rey”


  1. Lana Del Rey’s Favourite Jeans (They’re Blue) « Can You Hear This - May 2, 2012

    […] wasn’t able to watch this LDR performance (of a song I reviewed back in October!) as I was organizing my year book – the most tedious thing that happened […]

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