Posts tagged "Lana Del Rey"

Lana Del Rey Is Positively Regal On The Cover Of ‘Fashion’ Magazine: Preview Her 10 Page Spread

Lana Del Rey has opted for a grittier, more organic look in most of her magazine pictorials this year — she even took the photos herself for Intro! — but the “Ultraviolence” singer exudes glamor on the cover of Fashion. She rocks a royal blue coat with dazzling gold detail and serves serious model face. It’s like the Born To Die era all over again.

The 29-year-old talks about wanting to settle down and have kids in the accompanying interview. “I would love to find someone I could share my life with and be married to,” Lana reveals. “I would love children, too. Hopefully they’re not as bad as I am.” She also talks about the usual stuff (her struggle with fame and success) but it’s nice to discover a softer side to pop’s darkest diva. See another pic from her Fashion shoot after the jump. More »

Lana Del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” Video: Watch Her Play A Hauntingly Ethereal Bride

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Here Comes The Sad Girl
Recently releasing a little teaser of her video for Ultraviolence title-track, brooding songstress Lana Del Rey finally brings us  the full-cut of the gloriously moody visual via Noisey.

Filmed on a seemingly battered-up Super 8, the grainy video keeps with the dazed ’60s ambiance that Lana so effortlessly puts forth. LDR, donning a short, white dress complete with a white veil and a bouquet of flowers, moseys along in a forest, wistfully singing the song’s lyrics, occasionally sucking the finger’s of her beloved, and even stopping to sensually eat an orange in the blazing sun. However, when she makes her way to the church and up to the empty alter, the mood suddenly changes to an uneasy loneliness that is almost too  heartbreaking to bear. Alas, the man behind the camera, or who she was supposed to marry for that matter, remains a mystery. But, perhaps, we were just never meant to find that out. More »

Lana Del Rey Teases “Ultraviolence” Video: Watch A Preview

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Blue Jeans, White Wedding
Here comes the bride, all dressed in…gloom.

Lana Del Rey‘s positively haunting Ultraviolence title track, which is due to be released as the next single from the campaign, is about to get a visual treatment.

A newly released grainy teaser from Noisey sees Lana leading herself into blissful matrimony at a church, dressed in a white wedding dress, clutching flowers and kneeling at an altar. It’s the happiest day of her life! Right? Erm…knowing Lana, this probably won’t end very well.

And who is she looking at in the final few seconds as she glances over her shoulder at us? Is it Jim, Lana’s cult leader, arriving to come give her all of that ultraviolence? Or is it Bill, from Kill Bill, leading to a bloody wedding massacre scene? We’re waiting on pins and needles already. Check out the teaser up top, and let us know what you think the video’s going to be like in the comments below. More »

Lana Del Rey’s Signed, Vintage Dress Will Be Listed On eBay To Raise Money For Charity

Want to dress like Lana Del Rey? Well, here’s your chance. The Ultraviolence diva has donated a vintage frock she wore on her recent North American tour to Annos Africa — a children’s charity that runs educational art projects in Nairobi. She even signed the collar of the white floral dress (see pic after the jump), which will be listed on eBey in early September.

To find out more about the auction and the other celebrity items on offer, simply follow Annos Africa on Twitter. In other Lana news, she put rumors of a beef with Lady Gaga to bed once and for all in a recent interview with Rolling Stone. (Her unreleased track “So Legit” was considered to be a thinly veiled diss). “We played a couple of shows together but never met,” was all she had to say on the matter. More »

Lana Del Rey Premieres “Ultraviolence” Remixes: Listen

Deadly Nightshade On The Dance Floor
With no time to waste, Complex cover girl and our favorite other woman Lana Del Rey is beginning to roll out “Ultraviolence,” the next single and title track from her masterful second record, Ultraviolence.

While she preps the upcoming video, Lana — err, Deadly Nightshade — has just dropped a trio of tantalizing remixes to add a little mmmph to her already, erm…physical ode to love.

The mixes — crafted by PBR Streetgang, Sonic Matta and The Penelopes — range from modern electronica pulsations to early ’90′s-leaning House, providing the spooky epic with a dance floor friendly gloss. Grab Jim, and allow him to raise you up at the discotheque. Check out the remixes after the jump, and let us know which one’s your favorite in the comments below. More »

Magazine Melee: Which Pop Princess Has The Best August 2014 Cover?

Magazine Melee: August '14
Each month, we take a look at our favorite pop stars gracing the glossy covers of fashion, health, music and lifestyle magazines across the world and ask you to choose the best cover!

Summer’s still in full swing, and the covers are only getting hotter: Last month, Jennifer Lopez‘s sizzling style on the cover on InStyle won her the crown for July ’14′s best cover according to our readers. Who’s in the running for August’s spread?

“I Will Never Let You Go” hit-maker Rita Ora keeps it cool in light denim on the cover of FLARE, while Lana Del Rey gets up close and personal with her kitty for Rolling Stone. A fresh faced and gorgeous Rising Star judge Kesha opens up on the cover of Teen Vogue, “Your Love” beauty Nicole Scherzinger smolders in all denim (another denim!) for Cosmopolitan UK and “Crazy Stupid Love” diva Cheryl Cole stay sophisticated in an animal print jacket and heels for Elle. All gorgeous covers for sure, but which one’s your favorite?

Check out the upcoming covers below, and then place your vote for your favorite of the month! More »

Lana Del Rey Further Explains That Iconic “My Pussy Tastes Like Pepsi-Cola” Lyric

The opening line of Lana Del Rey‘s 2012 anthem “Cola” still raises eyebrows today. “My pussy tastes like Pepsi-Cola,” she croons in her trademark Valium-addled drawl over elegant strings on the brooding Paradise cut. As far as LDR lyrics go, the meaning is fairly self-evident but the 29-year-old (another revelation — she’s a year older than we thought!) has been questioned about it at length. Because, you know, journalism.

In an interview with JJJ, Lana said “Cola” was inspired by then boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill. “That’s just what he says!” was her simple explanation. Well, the perennially glum diva recently spoke with Rolling Stone and they dug a little deeper. “My Dad thought ‘Cola’ was funny,” she reveals. “My mom didn’t think it was that funny.”

So what inspired the legendary lyric? “[Barrie-James] was talking about American girls, his vision of American girls was that all their pussies tasted like Pepsi-Cola, and that they were such a dream,” the Ultraviolence songstress confides. “I thought that was the funniest fucking thing I’d ever heard.” So there you have it. Mystery solved. More »

Lana Del Rey Is A Disheveled Bride In The Latest Still From Her “Ultraviolence” Video

Lana Del Rey‘s Ultraviolence era got off to a slow start — at least, visually — with her atmospheric but generally underwhelming “West Coast” clip. She turned things around with the wonderfully seedy saga that accompanied “Shades Of Cool” and the 28-year-old looks set to deliver yet again with her Nabil-directed “Ultraviolence” video.

The Complex cover girl shared a black-and-white still from the extravaganza on Instagram and she appears to be dressed as a bride. Only, Lana looks a little worse for wear, which would tie in with the bleak ballad’s disturbing lyrics (“he hit me and it felt like a kiss”). It will be interesting to see if the video tackles the domestic violence references head on or takes a more subtle approach. The visual is said to be “coming soon”. More »

Lana Del Rey Covers ‘Complex’, Talks Critics, Chain-Smoking & Being The Other Woman

Lana Del Rey has already amassed more than her fair share of media coverage during the Ultraviolence era (often for the wrong reasons) but her interview with Complex magazine is refreshingly upbeat and free of death references. The 27-year-old even looks unusually serene on the cover — wrapping herself in an orange blanket in front of a crashing wave. (Although, that’s a pretty bleak metaphor when I think about it).

While there is a slightly disturbing answer to a question about the relationship between violence and love (“I like a hands-on love”), the “Shades Of Cool” diva seems to be in a better place. For starters, she has come to terms with the critical response to Born To Die. “The good thing about catching so much grief from critics is that you literally do not fucking care,” Lana admits. “That’s what I expect now from my career, that the music is going to be great and the reaction’s going to be fucked up.”

Other topics include her penchant for smoking on stage (“I’m a chain-smoker”) and her reason for covering Nina Simone‘s “The Other Woman” on Ultraviolence. “I relate to being the person who people come to for ‘such a change from the old routine,’ but not being the main thing,” she reveals. “I had a long-term relationship for seven years with someone who was the head of a label and I felt like I was that change of routine.” But the “West Coast” hitmaker doesn’t stop there. “I have slept with a lot of guys in the industry, but none of them helped me get my record deals. Which is annoying.” More »

Lana Del Rey To Sing About Beach Boys’ Dissolution On Brian Wilson’s New Album

Initially, Brian Wilson raised eyebrows when he revealed his new album‘s featured artists, which include Kacey Musgraves, Zooey Deschanel and now fun.’s Nate Ruess. Now, according to those close to him, his Lana Del Rey collaboration will be the song to remember, as it recounts Wilson’s sadness about the Beach Boys‘ dissolution.

“It started out being about lost love,” co-producer Joe Thomas said of “Last Song” to Rolling Stone. “But after the tour fell apart it became more about a missed opportunity for Brian and the guys to ride into the sunset together.” More »