Lana Del Rey
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About Lana Del Rey
Lana Del Rey is serious about music. “A lot of my songs are not just simple verse-chorus pop songs—they’re more psychological,” the singer-songwriter, labeled an indie rock artist by the media, said in an interview with The Guardian. She’s more than that, though. (Lana’s Wikipedia page lists dream pop, rock, psychedelic rock, indie pop, sadcore, trip hop, and baroque pop as her genres.) She’s won two BRIT Awards, an EMA, and been nominated for two Grammy awards.
“Del Rey’s vocals have a cinematic quality,” Time magazine writer Mark Savage wrote in 2012. “One minute, she’s a breathy femme fatale; the next, a languorous, sultry diva: Marilyn Monroe and Marlene Dietrich competing for control of the microphone.”
She’s not so into the celebrity part of being a musician, however. “I’m never the star of my own show,” she told The Fader. “I’m the quietest person on the set, generally. I’m actually the one that’s trying to keep it all together. It’s pretty weird.”
Lana, a natural blonde, dyed her locks brown to match her sultry, moody new personality when she transitioned from her given name, Elizabeth Grant, to her performance name, Lana Del Rey.
Lana’s relationships—she’s dated several musicians here and there—have inspired some of her lyrics. She doesn’t mind thinking back on a relationship after it’s over, saying, “You should honor love, even when it’s lost,” in an interview with Time.
Her introspective nature carries over to her tattoos, which are sprinkled across her body and include the names of various artists she wants to honor and carry with her, like Nina Simone and Billie Holiday. “I’ve been touring for the last three years, and it gets lonely,” she said in a radio interview. “I just like the idea of carrying someone with me on the road. So I’m bringing Nina and Billie on the road.”