I absolutely love music. I can’t go through a day easily without it. Even at work (at least with my early shifts) I’ll have one of three music apps on my phone playing before the store opens. While working on a blog or even writing in my journal, I have to listen to one of my several playlists on itunes (playlists are the best things ever) or on 8tracks. Because of my love of music, I plan on sharing one song a week here on my blog. Either something I’ve always loved or a new song I’ve recently discovered.
Young and Beautiful – Lana Del Rey
“I’ve seen the world, lit it up
As my stage now
Channeling angels in the new age now
Hot summer days, rock ‘n’ roll”
A newer find to me, Lana Del Rey (an American singer-songwriter) draws heavily from 1950’s and 1960’s Americana and has described herself as a “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra.” I first discovered Lana Del Rey in the summer of 2012. I had heard of her long before that but never really paid any attention to her music but it was hearing the song “Diet Mountain Dew” that really made me start listening to her music and I became a fast fan. I was already in love with her husky, sensual voice and her (sometimes cliche but) memorable lyrics, but hearing “Young and Beautiful” from The Great Gatsby soundtrack really cemented my love for her. It was a perfect addition to the soundtrack. Hauntingly beautiful, sad and full of love and pain, just like Daisy and Jay. And as if that wasn’t enough, her rendition of “Once Upon A Dream” from the upcoming Maleficent movies? Chilling perfection. Lana Del Rey is the perfect accompaniment to a late night journal writing session and a delicious cocktail.
What songs/bands have you been listening to? Feel free to comment with some of your favorites or the ones you just discovered and can’t seem to stop playing.