I've recently been on a girl-power kick fueled by artists such as Taylor Swift and Ariana Grande but being the musically adventurous lady I am, I can't forget to add the magical, soul-seeping, rhythm dreamlike-state that electropop singer Halsey and indie pop goddess Lana Del Rey produce. I think one reason, out of many, that tons of my friends and young spirits out there relate to their art is because each of their songs unfolds like a story, and each track seems to strike you with emotion. Here's my list of their most identifiable lyrics:
Lana Del Rey
"They judge me like a picture book by the colors like they forgot to read"
"No one's gonna take my soul away"
–"Gods and Monsters"
"Been tryin' hard not to get into trouble, but I've got a war in my mind"
"And there's no remedy for memory your face is like a melody, it won't leave my head"
"Now my life is sweet like cinnamon like a f*ckin' dream I'm livin' in"
"Let's take Jesus off the dashboard, got enough on his mind"
–"Diet Mountain Dew"
"I got my red dress on tonight dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
done my hair up real big beauty queen style
high heels off, I'm feeling alive"
"You can't wake up, this is not a dream
You're part of a machine, you are not a human being
With your face all made up, living on a screen
Low on self-esteem, so you run on gasoline" – Halsey
"My heart is gold and my hands are cold"
"I promised myself I wouldn't let you complete me"
–"Is There Somewhere"
"I'm the violence in the pouring rain
I'm a hurricane"
You're spilling like an overflowing sink"
"You're ripped at every edge, but you're a masterpiece"
"I'm meaner than my demons"
"Sick of all these people talking, sick of all this noise
Tired of all these cameras flashing, sick of being poised"
If these beautiful lines and powerful imagery haven't struck you, at least give their most recent singles a chance ("Love" -Lana Del Rey & "Not Afraid Anymore" - Halsey). Lana and Halsey are two of my favorite female forces in Hollywood right now for how they carry themselves and seem so unapologetically genuine and seem to have fun while doing so...