I’ve completed a few more write ups and reviews for Berlin-based Pop Magazine! Here is a review of Lana Del Rey’s new album Ultraviolence!
If Lana Del Rey knows how to do anything, it’s stay in her lane. The melodrama of her self-defined genre known as ‘Hollywood sadcore’ is revisited on her new studio album Ultraviolence. Despite claims following the release of 2012’s Born to Die that as a singer and songwriter she had said everything that – as an artist – she needed to say, the sultry, pouty songstress, whose melancholy delivery is Monroe’esque by some standards, indeed has more to say. While selling over seven million copies of her previous album, as well as positive reception of soundtrack singles for The Great Gatsby and Maleficent, to say that Del Rey is enjoying the success that comes with the fruits of her popstar labor is to draw the wrong conclusion. Reportedly, there is a disdain for life (or at least life in the spotlight) that looms in the shadows of experience with brutal media backlashes in recent years due to a string of rumors and misfortunes since the release of her most notable hit, Video Games. However, recording for two weeks with producer Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys proves that there is something to live for. In the classic songwriter’s tale, pain begets inspiration, and inspiration becomes lyrics. (Click HERE to read more!)