Lana Del Rey, real name Lizzy Grant, is some indie pop chanteuse that I had not heard of until an awful performance on “Saturday Night Live” which really threw me for a loop because I had no idea people could still sit through “Saturday Night Live” and I can’t fathom how a performance on SNL could move the pop culture needle in the slightest. This is not 1991.
Anyway, she has this song “Video Games” and it’s kinda melancholy and the video games are some sort of metaphor for her relationship with an unnamed subject, probably a Brooklyn hipster named Tagg.
I don’t find this song even the least bit interesting, and I don’t understand why she’s interesting. From what I can surmise from Wikipedia, this particular song was used in an episode of some CW show that’s not “Gossip Girl” and she began to blow up. Apparently the most interesting thing about Del Rey is the fact that people are divided if they hate her or not.
Because she dubbed herself the “gangster Nancy Sinatra” I come down on the hate side, because that’s a shitty marketing job.
Oh yeah, and her first album is called “Lana Del Rey AKA Lizzy Grant.” So her AKA, which is used to introduce a pseudonym, instead is used for her first name. This reminds me of Alanis Morisette saying it was ironic that the song “Ironic” was not at all about irony. There’s just a real disconnect here.