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

Robbie Daw | January 5, 2012 11:32 am

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]