Lana Del Rey Tracks “National Anthem” & “This Is What Makes Us Girls” Surface

Relax, those of you who were freaked out by the video for “Off To The Races” and felt “Video Games” and “Born To Die” were a bit too dirge-like — turns out Q cover girl Lana Del Rey has a few downright poppy tracks lying in wait on her much-anticipated debut LP Born To Die (out January 31). Well, okay — they’re as bright and sunny as Lana Del Rey tunes can be. Head below to give “National Anthem” and “This Is What Makes Us Girls” a spin. For “National Anthem”, Del Rey employs a slightly-“Empire State Of Mind”-esque beat while sing-rapping about the wind in her hair, the hand of her cash-loaded paramour on the back of her neck, the summer in the air and the heaven in her man’s eyes.

Lana Del Rey — “National Anthem”

Gears switch for the teenage-dreamy “This Is What Makes Us Girls”, a track that finds our heroine skipping school, running from the cops and drinking Cherry Schnapps.

Lana Del Rey — “This Is What Makes Us Girls”

Given that this diva-in-the-making has yet to release a clunker, can you just go ahead and up the level of anticipation for Born To Die to Foaming At The Mouth For It, please?

[Source: Oh My Rock via Stereogum]