Monday, April 14, 2014

Jam of the Week: "West Coast" by Lana Del Rey


Lana Del Rey has just dropped "West Coast", the lead singer from her upcoming album, Ultraviolence, and it's quite a departure from her usual work.

Lana has traded in her sweeping cinematic instrumentals for a softer 70s rock vibe and swapped her baby-talk coos for woozy vocals reminiscent of Stevie Nicks. In fact, if it weren't for her signature crooning, it would be difficult to tell this is Lana at all! (The song was produced by The Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, and it shows.)

While the song is admittedly a disappointment after months of anticipation, "West Coast" is a smart mix of what makes Lana special and a new taste to ensure her longevity as an artist. But don't take my word for it. Listen for yourself above!

"Down on the West Coast, they got a saying..."

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