She’s a pillow-lipped songstress, style bible cover star, and singer of Video Games – a torch song so spine-prickling and doleful it wouldn’t have sounded out of place in an episode of Twin Peaks. But can Lana Del Rey follow-up that success?
Certain critics might have predicted/hoped the pretty New Yorker would be a one-hit wonder but she’s hit back with an equally atmospheric David Lynch-esque follow-up. The tempo’s been inched up a notch, hinting at even funkier material to come, but the overall feeling stays true to the swirling, cinematic template she laid down so stylishly with her debut — and there’s a gorgeous moody chorus too. We await the album — also called Born To Die— on January 30 with bated breath.
By Sarah-Louise James