Lana Del Rey Round Up

Kurt Cobain, 'Video Games' and more...
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The Lana Del Rey media blitz is continuing, with the much hyped singer revealing more about her background and inspirations.

It began with a video. Using hazy stock footage, Lana Dey Rey pieced together something deeply nostalgic to intersect her single 'Video Games'. A viral success, the clip transformed the singer into an almost immediate star.

Spending time in London, the much hyped singer recently returned to the United States. Diving into the media maelstrom, Lana Del Rey has given a series of interviews expanding on her background and influences.

Speaking to Sirius FM, Lana Del Rey explained that Kurt Cobain was a massive inspiration to her as an aspiring musician. “When I was 11, I saw Kurt Cobain singing 'Heart Shaped Box' on MTV and it really stopped me dead in my tracks. I thought he was the most beautiful person I had ever seen. Even at a young age, I really related to his sadness."

Continuing, the singer explained: "I never revisited his music again until I was about 17 or 18, and then when I did, it still meant just as much to me then. It's continued to be my primary inspiration – in terms of not wanting to compromise lyrically or sonically."

Eventually becoming a Top Ten hit in the UK, 'Video Games' is one of the year's defining tracks. Lana Del Rey recently expanded on the video shoot, and in particular the reasons behind the choice of location.

"I knew in my in my video for 'Video Games' I wanted to feature different clips of the Chateau because it was one of the most beautiful places that we had seen in Hollywood…" she said during an interview for the Mulberry Mixtape Tour.

"I actually started with the footage from here and then started collecting my other footage for the video based on... the energy and colours I found from vintage clips of the Chateau..."

"When I first started making videos I was originally collecting vintage clips of exotic places that I considered to be beautiful and inspiring and started setting it to classical music," she revealed. "And then I eventually started setting those clips to my own music and slowly splicing myself in, turning them into music videos."

Watch 'Video Games' below...



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