Lana Del Rey's upcoming album, "Norman F*cking Rockwell," is speculated to be released at the end of March. While I wish I could just tell you to listen to all of Lana's songs, these ten are absolute must-listens. Here are ten songs by the Brooklyn Baby to listen to in the meantime:
1. "Video Games"
"This is one of my favorite songs to sing," Lana said at the concert of her's I attended over a year ago. "It might've been one of the first songs you ever heard from me." When "Video Games" went viral at the end of 2011, Lana's popularity sparked and thus began her iconic "Born To Die" era.
2. "Born To Die"
"Born To Die" was Lana's second released single after "Video Games," but it was her first single involving a big production music video. Her sultry voice echoes the tale of a doomed relationship, whispering to the listener to "Come and take a walk on the wild side."
"Ride" is the type of song that is perfect for a long drive. The music video, which is more like a short film, encompasses some of Lana's most cinematic visuals to date.
Upon its initial release, "Love" shocked many of Lana's fans due to its hopeful, positive sound that was so contradictory to what our Stargirl is typically known for. "Love" marks an important shift in Lana's discography as she distances herself from her previous darker works.
"Flipside" is a rare track available only on special Target editions of Lana's second official album, "Ultraviolence." It is a personal favorite of mine, and it experiments with a more soft-rock sound.
6. "Get Free"
"Sometimes it feels like I've got a war in my mind," Lana sings on the closing track of her last album, "Lust For Life." She has stated that "Get Free" is something of a "modern manifesto" to her. With lyrics like, "I want to move, out of the black, into the blue," we see a vowel from her to change her previous mindset, further dissolving some of the gloominess that Lana is so well known for.
7. "Serial Killer"
Lana Del Rey has many unreleased songs, "Serial Killer" being one of them. She has performed it countless times during live shows despite never releasing an official studio version. It's definitely a good starting point for anyone who wants to delve into some of Lana's lesser known works.
8. "Young and Beautiful"
True beauty shines through Lana's voice on this track recorded for the 2013 film, "The Great Gatsby." This song is nothing short of breathtaking.
9. "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it"
Yes, the title really is that long! This is Lana's latest single, and possibly her most mature, candid one yet.
This is my absolute favorite song by Lana Del Rey. It has that summery, old Hollywood feel and reminds me of the happiest times in my life.