LANA Del Rey, the self-titled “gangster Nancy Sinatra” has released the video for her debut single Blue Jeans.
It’s being released as a double A side (does that term even exist anymore?) with Video Games. The self-made video for which was banned from YouTube around the 500,000 views mark.
Lana describes her sound as “Hollywood Sadcore”, inspired by David Lynch, 50s black and white movies, Coney Island, Hip-Hop and heartbreak.
“There’s something beautiful about the fight. About any fight” told Lana. “I’m talking about epic, knocked-down, dragged-out love stories in song. That’s what I’m heading towards.”
At 18, Lana ditched her home town of Lake Placid to move to New York City. “Since I was little I knew I would end up there,” she said. “Every day is a pleasure there. Every single day I walk out of the door is a good day. I like everything about it. New York totally rewards me for my love of it.”
Video Games/Blue Jeans is released on October 16th.