Video Games by Lana Del Rey has got to be one of, if not the, most beautiful songs I have ever heard. Don't let the title fool you, this isn't a loud, electronic cacophony celebrating the joys of playing on a gaming console. What it is, is a beautifully, luscious, bitter-sweet love song that somehow manages to sound effortlessly timeless and classic despite just being released.
Video Games is a simple and sparsely backed song that utilises the few instruments it does contain to great effect, successfully creating a sweet and hazy atmosphere that reeks of old school Hollywood glamour. This leaves Lana Del Rey's soft and warm, but steely and strong voice -which has glimmers of Karen Carpenter and Nancy Sinatra to it- to shine brightly without distractiong.
I can not even fathom it being possible that what Lana Del Rey releases after Video Games can match the celestial standard set by it! However, am genuinely excited for further releases from this 24 year old New Yorker.
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