Lana Del Rey is the modern-day embodiment of Old Hollywood glamour, and her latest cover on Galore magazine highlights just that! The “Big Eyes” chanteuse shines in the special collector’s issue, as she frolics on a Malibu beach donning bouncy curls, her signature cat-eye and a warm smile.
The ’60s-inspired editorial spread was shot by the singer’s boyfriend Francesco Carrozzini, and she was also interviewed by her younger sister Chuck. View Lana Del Rey’s Galore photos in the gallery up top, and read some of her interview highlights after the jump! More »
Ultraviolence might have only just come out in June, but that isn’t stopping “West Coast” darling Lana Del Rey from looking toward the future already.
While the glamorous songstress already has two new songs (“Big Eyes” and “I Can Fly”) featured in the upcoming Tim Burton film Big Eyes out on Christmas, Lana revealed in an interview conducted by her sister Chuck Grant for Galore Magazine that she’s also working on a new LP: “I just wrote two songs for Tim Burton and Harvey Weinstein’s film called Big Eyes and I’m working on a new record. I’m also always writing small pieces for independent films etc. Dan Heath and Rick Nowels are two of my dearest friends and producers and we are always up to something,” she explained. More »
A lyric video preview of Lana Del Rey‘s title track for the upcoming Big Eyes film premiered on Monday (December 1), but now we get to hear the dusky singer’s full version! The unofficial Queen of Soundtracks (The Great Gatsby and Maleficent) gets it right once again with this swooping ballad. “Big Eyes” shows off the chanteuse’s delicate upper register as well as her brooding lower vocals, which is heightened by the cinematic horn-and-strings production.
“I Can Fly,” her other song from the movie’s soundtrack, has also surfaced! It sounds like a cut from her 2012 Born To Die debut LP — courtesy of the commanding drum production and airy, dream-like vocals. This tune is set to roll during the ending credits. More »
Lana Del Rey, Queen of Soundtracks, is about to give our ears (and eyes) a little treat this holiday season.
As previously reported, the Ultraviolence goddess is supplying not one, but two new tracks for Tim Burton‘s upcoming film Big Eyes, including the movie’s title track. Today, a few weeks ahead of the movie’s release, we’re getting an early Christmas gift in the form of a teaser. More »
Lana Del Rey plans to take her sophomore LP, Ultraviolence, on the road again — and she is bringing Courtney Love along for the ride! The “Brooklyn Baby” chanteuse has announced her “Endless Summer Tour” in support of her latest record, which will kick off on May 7 in Texas.
The North American tour hits cities like Los Angeles, Toronto and Atlanta before ending on June 16 in West Palm Beach, FL. The former Hole frontwoman will join Del Rey on eight of the 17 announced performances.
View all of the dates after the jump! More »
Future Big Eyes soundtrack darling and Ultraviolence Queen Lana Del Rey is gracing the cover of Maxim with her heavenly body next month.
The singer’s gorgeous, very neck-centric cover — she was named “Rock’s Sultriest Star” by the mag, by the way! — was unveiled on Maxim‘s website today, along with a behind-the-scenes video from the shoot. And based on the teaser polaroids featured in the clip, she’s giving us a whole lot of bedroom seduction in the upcoming spread.
From Maxim: “The elusive pop star has garnered the world’s attention with style and grace unlike no other. Her addictive sound, carried over in new album Ultraviolence, has earned her a loyal following with rave reviews from fans and critics alike.” The magazine will hit newsstands later this month.
For now, check out the full cover and teaser clip after the jump. More »
There’s usually a good reason why a scrapped video never sees the light of day.
In an interview on Larry King Now last year, horror director Eli Roth revealed that he’d filmed a visual featuring Ultraviolence Queen Lana Del Rey and Marilyn Manson. “The footage is so sick, it’s been locked in a vault for over a year,” he laughed. Today, the vault has been opened and…welp, he certainly wasn’t wrong.
The supremely unsettling footage features long takes of Manson at a very warped dinner/birthday party of sorts, complete with some fiery, lamp-breaking mayhem and a bloodied woman screaming underwater. Later on, Lana appears in a Texas Chainsaw Massacre tee, getting violently thrown onto a bed and being tearfully held down in what appears to be a terrifying moment of sexual assault.
It’s all very uncomfortable to watch, and it seems wise that the players in this mini-film, shot somewhere in between 2012 and last year, ultimately did nothing with the footage. Nevertheless, like most things, it has eventually made its way onto the Internet. Watch above if you dare, and let us know your thoughts on the scrapped collabo in the comments below. More »
Lana Del Rey (a.k.a. the reigning queen of film soundtracks) will provide two songs for Tim Burton‘s upcoming project, Big Eyes. According to The Hollywood Reporter, the singer co-wrote and sung the title track and “I Can Fly.” Larry Karaszewski, one of the film’s producers, said this about the brooding “Shades Of Cool” diva: “Women in particular seem to get the movie, and Lana really got the movie. The whole thing is about a woman who can’t find her voice. Lana’s song expresses what Margaret is feeling so perfectly, it’s like a soliloquy of her inner thoughts.”
The Margaret he is referring to is Margaret Keane, an iconic American artist whose big-eyed paintings of children in the ’50s and ’60s were falsely credited to her husband Walter. THR also reports that it is possible one of Del Rey’s tracks could lead to an Oscar nomination. Well, let’s hope they are correct! No one wants a repeat of the unfair (and propaganda related) snub that happened with The Great Gatsby‘s “Young & Beautiful” in 2013. More »
What’s going on? First Nicki Minaj drops a Nazi-themed lyric video and now Eminem has been accused of threatening to assault Lana Del Rey in a freestyle rap. “I’ll punch Lana Del Rey right in the face twice like Ray Rice in broad daylight,” the MC is quoted as saying. (He is, of course, referencing the disgraced football star’s domestic violence scandal).
Eminem’s alleged rhyme has been picked by multiple Lana Del Rey fansites but none of them have been able to cite when or where the performance took place. However, there is a Vine of the rap and it’s pretty alarming. The “Monster” hitmaker has a long history of dissing female artists but threatening an act of violence crosses the line. Check out the recording after the jump. More »
Here we go again: It’s now a week after the election and one day before Veterans Day, so it’s time for pop-loving readers to take advantage of their democratic privileges and vote! November is nearly halfway over — trust, we’re as shocked as you are — and we’re calling on Idolator readers to take a look back at 2014′s album releases so you can have a say in our annual Readers’ Poll roundup of the best ones. As usual, the editors here at Idolator are tirelessly compiling their own list of what they consider to be the best popular music had to offer over the past year. But we’re also eager to let you have your say.
Below you’ll find our readers’ poll containing 15 of the top pop albums released between January and June in 2014. In a few weeks we’ll also do one up for the key albums that arrived in the latter half of the year. And when all is said and done, we’ll boil it all down to what Idolator readers deem to be their 10 favorite records from 2014.
Note: As this is a two-part poll, it’s also a two-part process. Once you vote, we also want you to leave your thoughts in the comments box below on why you chose that particular album. We’ll be reading all of your feedback and including some of it when we post the Best Albums Of 2014 Readers’ Poll results.
So get to voting below, then voice up on why your fave deserves to be in our year-end roundup of 2014’s best albums! More »