Lana Del Rey aka Elizabeth Grant has created her own special style of cinematic melancholic pop that resembles movies of the 1950’s and 1960’s.
Lust For Life is her fifth album and thematically a nice development from her Born To Die album in 2012.
Climb up the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah
In these stolen moments
The world is mine
There’s nobody here, just us together
Keepin’ me hot like July forever
She has explained the change by having been surrounded with the wrong kind of people at the time in the past when her more morbid, suicidal stuff was made.
“I had some people in my life that made me a worse person. I was not sure if I could step out of that box of familiarity, which was having a lot of people around me who had a lot of problems and feeling like that was home base. Because it’s all I know. I spent my whole life reasoning with crazy people. I felt like everyone deserved a chance, but they don’t. Sometimes you just have to step away without saying anything,” she told Pitchfork interviewer Alex Frank.
Her search for the best way to be, to find her real self and know how to act it our has led her to a more positive perception of life.
It took thirteen beaches to find one empty
But finally it’s mine
With dripping peaches
I’m camera ready
Almost all the time
she sings on “13 Beaches”.
Lana Del Rey has changed, she has developed as an adult and she has even become a political person. In the Pitchfork interview she talks about the new administration ruling the United States.
“I feel less safe than I did when Obama was president. When you have a leader at the top of the pyramid who is casually being loud and funny about things like that [harrassing women], it’s brought up character defects in people who already have the propensity to be violent towards women. I saw it right away in L.A. Walking down the street, people would just say things to you that I had never heard.” Read the whole interview on Pitchfork.