Lana Del Rey: “West Coast”
Back in 2011 Lana Del Rey was criticised for not living up to the impossibly high hype that music blogs cooked up for her. People focussed on the ropey live performances yet failed to realise that what they were seeing was an artist rushed out before they were ready, yet had everything else in place - the music, the lyrics, the attitude and the look. Ever since annoucing Ultraviolence, I’ve been excited about hearing more from Del Rey because she is an artist to be excited about and “West Coast” proves that as always. It’s impossibly cool, with hazy vocals and big lush electronic indie production all tinged with that West Coast vibe.
Welcome back, Lana.