Vocal Type: Mezzo-Soprano
Vocal Range: 3 Octaves and one note (B2-C6)
Whistle Register: No
Vocal Pluses: An emotive and expressive voice that uses Lana Del Rey's ability to act more so than her ability to hit notes to convey emotion. This is helped by her phrasing and brilliant intonation that maintains that the lyrics are always clear, audible and understandable.
Lana Del Rey's lower range is dark and full with a slight smokiness and is often utilised with a languorous tone and a quiver to the voice. The mid-range- hear Dark Paradise- is of medium weight, and has a sweetness and youthfulness that is not present in the lower extremes of the range. Her upper register is easily accessed and is mostly used in its warm and breathy timbre, contrasting with the lower end of her range. However, Lana Del Rey has demonstrated an ability to solidify the notes in her head voice, to create a more resonant tone- Born to Die.
The voice has a clear and pure tone and an overarching character that makes the voice easily identifiable no mater what part of the range Lana Del Rey is singing in.
Vocal Negatives: Some have called Lana Del Rey's lazy drawl "soulless" and "hollow". Also, her live performances have been criticised for being pitchy and unpolished, resulting in accusations that she is unable to actually sing.
Other LANA DEL REY Posts You May Enjoy Here at DivaDevotee
- Lana Del Rey delivers a hypnotic, acoustic and 3D performance of Born To Die at the Poolside of Chateau Marmont
- Lana Del Rey's first ever live performance, given at the BBC, of Video Games.
- Born To Die Album Review