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Tuesday, January 24, 2012

VIDEO GAMES - LANA DEL REY


She scared me the first time I heard this, her voice is so deep. The contrast between the (mostly) light-hearted scenes in the video and the somber tone of the tune is a little disconcerting, but it's still a heck of a song. Playing video games has become such an established part of our culture, it's become part of the landscape, so it's entirely appropriate subject for a lament, if that's what this tune is. It's interesting how her tone changes when she says "is that true?" right at the 1:19 mark. It goes from sober / somber lament to wheedling ingenue. The drunk woman in the video is someone else, not Lana.

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