I've noticed the blog has become very R&B/Hip-Hop centric, so I felt the need to change things up a bit with a currently huge song in the indie community.
Lana Del Rey has taken a few fashion hints from Nancy Sinatra and has quickly become one of the most blogged about and buzzed about new artists of the past few months. Think Dusty Springfield or Cat Power meets today's influx of British throwback artists. While her authenticity has been questioned and has been accused of being a manufactured studio creation, the hipsterazzi (heard this clever new term on XM radio- I think I'll use it now) always finds flaws in buzzed about artists. Who cares? She (or whomever else) is making fantastic music. She's apparently been a struggling artist for 5 or 6 years now, so I'm sure she's more than paid her dues.
The overall vibe and music video for "Video Games" has a very 60's, Melrose Avenue feel with a modern twist, and like the video- the lyrics mix classic themes of being in love and being on cloud nine even while being ignored with modern lyrical references to items like, well, obviously video games. Not too much more I can say about the ballad- look for it on many year-end top 10 lists.