Posts Tagged ‘Lizzy Grant’

January 13, 2018

I’m watching the time tick away, coming to the realization that I probably won’t be receiving that new BØRNS album till next week (insert sad face). The psych pop virtuoso made waves all around when he released his first album Dopamine in 2015, and he’s poised to do the same with Blue Madonna, out today. We were blown away a week ago when he premiered a new song off the album featuring Lana Del Rey. As it turns out, Lana Del Rey also graces Blue Madonna’s title track with her breathy seductive voice. Though I must wait a few more days to enjoy BØRNS’ new music in CD quality, I’m more than grateful we get to take in the muggy slinking, wavy shimmering electro/psych pop of Blue Madonna now. Stream the track off Spotify, here

BØRNS’ new album is available, here.

January 4, 2018

Happy New Year, everyone. We’re back with some fine new music, and to kick off 2018 strong, let’s dive into that much adored new collaboration involving psych pop extraordinaire BØRNS and sadcore queen Lana Del Rey! I recall mentioning before that it would be a dream for the two to do a song together, particularly after some of BØRNS’ music reminded me greatly of her (ie. American Money), and here we are, blissfully blessed with God Save Our Young Blood, which will be appearing on BØRNS’ sophomore album Blue Madonna. Luscious synths and plenty of romantic nostalgia abounds on the song, available, here

BØRNS’ new album Blue Madonna is set to drop on January 12th, pre-order, here.

December 5, 2017

Love is but one of many nostalgic sadcore treats off of Lana Del Rey’s epic album Lust For Life. DJDS, aka the Los Angeles production duo of Jerome LOL and Samo Sound Boy (also known together as DJ Dodger Stadium) have linked up with Empress Of to cover the song, giving it a more beatific, dance oriented rendering with a spaciously slick, airy light veneer. The mid-tempo electronic affair is a thoroughly charming new approach on Love, and it comes accompanied by a lyric video. DJDS says they wanted to try their own version, so they put their sound in it to pay tribute to the inspiring song.

September 18, 2017
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Lana Del Rey slayed when she sold out the cavernous Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco on her Lust For Life tour a few weeks ago. To put it succinctly, Kansas City beats maker VALENTINE and fellow Los Angeles producer Rob Araujo also slay on this dusky glimmering, dreamy warbling, & ethereal skittering remix of Lana’s title track off her chart topping album. It’s a whimsically intricate future beats extravaganza on their re-imagined version of the sultry pop song. Go on a magical and fantastical journey with VALENTINE and Rob Araujo. Their remix is a free download, here.

September 14, 2017

By now, I’m sure many of you have already taken in Lana Del Rey’s gorgeous new music video which seems to defy time as it pairs vintage aesthetics with futuristic cityscapes. The video is for smoky melancholic White Mustang from her Billboard topping album Lust For Life. There’s a hopeless beauty to the music video that matches the song’s romantic despondency. I caught Lana on her Lust For Life tour recently at the Bill Graham Civic Auditorium in San Francisco and I’d never seen the place as packed to the gills as I did that night. Sure, I’ve been to many sold out events there, but the floor was just a carpet of die hard fans who’d arrived hours ahead of time. Lana Del Rey’s set was immaculate, and I couldn’t have been happier to have caught her performance after we’ve staunchly championed her talent and grace since the Video Games and Blue Jeans days. 

July 13, 2017

Earlier today, I gleefully pre-ordered Lana Del Rey’s next album, Lust For Life, which drops on July 21st. It’s been such a journey being a loyal fan of Lizzy Grant and her smoky style of pop since the Video Games and Blue Jeans days. I can’t wait to watch her perform her new music and her older hits at Outside Lands Music Festival next month, too. Lana Del Rey blessed us with two tasty new treats off of Lust For Life today, including a dreamy wistful collaboration with A$AP Rocky named Groupie Love. She also unveiled a melancholic and introspective, choppy and screwy hip hop imbibed track named Summer Bummer featuring Playboi Carti and produced by Boi-1da, which you can stream below. 

April 19, 2017

I know this one’s been going viral and passing around like mad all day long, but I can’t resist tossing it on for a quick share anyway. After all, it’s that Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd collaboration we all been waiting for since we caught wind of the rumored track earlier this year. Lust For Life is the title track from Lana Del Rey’s next album, and as expected, particularly with The Weeknd involved too, it’s a romantic sadcore anthem with lyrics like “only the good die young”. Lust For Life is available for purchase, here.

February 11, 2016

I’m sure by now many of you have already watched the new music video for Lana Del Rey’s Freak, one of many glamorous beauties off of her album Honeymoon. That album will always remind me of my days in the French Riviera last Fall, it was a fitting accompaniment to the luxurious villas, turquoise waters, and gorgeous beaches that I saw by the great Mediterranean. Lizzy’s video for Freak is a masterpiece in itself, a near eleven minute long feast for the eyes that co-stars, of all people, Father John Misty. The trip of a video ends with a piano epilogue that’s thoroughly exquisite. After all, it’s Claude Debussy’s timeless Clair de Lune, a song that also inspired my favorite Flight Facilities song of the same name. There’s something so beautifully tragic about the piece, so utterly moving it all its noble fragility. 

February 2, 2016
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There’s something about Lana Del Rey’s sadcore, melancholic music that lends itself perfectly to darkness. In fact, darkness lurks within her music. Washington producer BLVCK CEILING brings out the inkiness of Lizzy Grant’s Honeymoon hit, High By The Beach, on a haunting and thrilling remix. Gossamer vocals, droning synths, and spacious echos call for my twisted heart on the sinister confection. Download the simultaneously chilling and searing remix direct from BLVCK CEILING’s Soundcloud.

July 7, 2015
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All you fellow Jaymes Young and Lana Del Rey fans out there are going to love this, too. A producer from Seattle named Instant Party! created a ridiculously good remix of LA singer songwriter Jaymes Young’s melting song Moondust, but he also infused it with Lana Del Rey samples (from Video Games, still a favorite LDR tune for me). Then he morphed it into a rousing, spine tingling dubstep track that carries monstrous emotional punch. Lana’s vocals and Jaymes’ voice work together in conjunction like a match made in heaven. Instant Party!’s creation is vivid and powerful, and its available for free, here.