Lana Del Rey is actually New York resident, Lizzy Grant and ‘Video Games’ is her first single, due out in October. It’s basically just some harp, piano and the odd disjointed sound effect but the results are strangely mesmeric. Her voice has a weird detached quality to it, so that when she sings the (clearly amazing) line ”I heard that you liked the bad girls/ Honey, is that true?” it’s done so with a hint of resignation, like, “of course it’s true, you low life good for nothing scumbag who is more obsessed with Mario Kart then he is by my frankly incredible lips.”
Not everyone’s a fan. Here’s a comment left on YouTube:
Hi, I'm Michael Cragg and this is a thing about music. I write words for the likes of The Guardian, Popjustice, Dazed & Confused, BBC and the NME. If you'd like to email me then do so at email@example.com. If you're a bellend then please refrain from any contact. Thanks!