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Born to Die" is a song by American singer Lana Del Rey, taken from her debut studio album of the same name. The song was released as the singer's second single on December 30, 2011, through Interscope Records. Musically, "Born to Die" is a ballad that speaks of a doomed relationship. Critics noted that it features apocalyptic lyrics and strings similar to John Barry compositions
William Charles Anderson (born May 5, 1986) is an American singer and songwriter who is best known as the lead vocalist of the American pop rock band Parachute. Anderson was born in Sacramento, California but his family later moved to Charlottesville, Virginia. His father, Mark, is a physician and a professor of radiology and orthopaedic surgery at the University of Virginia. He has two brothers, Charles and John, and a sister, Jane.
A true work of art, Born to Die, marks the official debut of the alternative songstress, Lana Del Rey - a blend of trap/hip-hop beats with symphonic melodies deliver the 21st century’s baroque pop. The album debuted at number two on the US Billboard 200 within the first week of it’s release on January 27, 2012. Born to Die includes some of Del Rey’s most widely known songs and attained its success after the initial video premiere of Video Games on June 29, 2011. Although never receiving any awards for the album, the collection still remains as one of Del Rey’s most popular releases, being enjoyed by more than 7 million people worldwide. I consider the record a homage to true love lost and a tribute to living life on the wild side. When I was young I was overwhelmed by thoughts of my own mortality, but I also found fleeting moments of happiness in the arms of my lover and friends.
The Born to Die album spent its first week at on the UK album chart with sales of 117,000, more than the rest of the top five combined. It also debuted at the summit in Austria, France, Germany, Ireland and Switzerland. When a song describes a wedding, it's rarely something to celebrate - with one big exception. Muhammad Ali: His Musical Legacy and the Songs he InspiredSong Writing. Before he was the champ, Ali released an album called I Am The Greatest!, but his musical influence is best heard in the songs he inspired.
Born to Die is a brilliant album, but it's one that leaves room for a few improvements, and inspires confidence that they'll happen. Born to Die attempts to serve as Del Rey's own beautiful, dark, twisted fantasy, but there's no spark and nothing at stake.
Then again, it could just represent the itch of addiction lurking behind the death wish of tracks such as "Dark Paradise" and "Born To Die" itself . DOWNLOAD THIS Born to Die; Off to the Races; Video Games. Independent culture newsletter. The best in film, music, TV & radio straight to your inbox.
Given her chic image, it’s a surprise how dull, dreary and pop-starved Born to Die is. It goes for folky trip-hop ballads with a tragic vibe, kinda like Beth Orton used to do. Except she could sing. Her strength is the lyrics, which have the pop-trash perversity that the music lacks. The big theme: femininity as a scam, as lost girls preen for the gaze of imaginary sugar daddies. Loads of Lolita references, though her literary template seems to be Poison’s Fallen Angel. In case you miss the concept, Without You spells it out: It’s all about the dark side of the American dream. But American dreams are tempting, which is why they’re dangerous. Unfortunately, this one is neither. Listen to Lana Del Rey’s Video Games : Related, Lana Del Rey to Re-Release First Album.
The album's recurring themes ooze out of every note: sex, drugs, and glitter hover in the yawning atmosphere around Del Rey's breathy vocals.