Lana Del Rey must be the most productive singer out there! There doesn't seem to be a minute where the singer-songwriter isn't leaking material on to the net. Seriously, she must live in the studio! Still, it eases the transition (and the painful longing) between her début album and it's upcoming sophomore follow up, so I shan't complain.
First up is Beautiful Player which wears its Hip Hop influences on its sleeve, with a heavy beat and a male rapper/the song producer/ family friend (I don't know who he is) alibiing over the track and spitting a few bars after the song's bridge. Lana keeps the vocals sweet and light while she sings about her scumbag, but beautiful, boyfriend who keeps playing around. All-in-all, not a bad track.
Breaking My Heart is poppier in style and it's a song that I could hear Kylie Mingoue having recorded for whatever album Come Into My World came from. It contains more of Lana's usual lyrical motifs but once again she manages to overcome those clichés with her delivery and the interesting vocal melody. This is my favourite of the two.
Neither song is AMAZING- which is why I'm guessing they've been leaked- but they're still better than a lot of stuff being put out there by others at the moment! Lucky for us we only have to wait a few more months until her next album meets our (my?) loving embrace!
Other random stuff:
This song, entitled Serial Killer, I'm not sure if I've ever posted on before, but I'm going to err on the side of caution and add here. This has got to be one of my favourite non-album cuts from Lana and I am still listening to this almost a year after it found its way to me. Sure, she's still singing about men and dangerous love but the production, vocal and lyrics weave together beautifully!
And can I just leave this here? Yeah, it ain't no Diva...but still...it's kinda relevant...