Lana Del Rey has released a new single “Meet me in the pale moonlight”, furthering the suspense for her upcoming album. Fans have been kept waiting for the new album ever since Lana Del Rey’s long delayed first album was released. Reportedly the newly released single will not be included in Lana Del Rey Ultraviolence album.
Dates for the new album haven’t been disclosed (intended sometime after her 2014 tour concludes) and the wait for Lana Del Rey lovers has been trying. The singer seemed poised for stardom after her “Video games” single was discovered online. Lana Del Rey’s first video has received over 58 million views and her follow-up single “Blue Jeans” topped that with over 86 million. Lana Del Rey has become America’s music obsession and she won the Next Big Thing prize at Q awards to mark the beginning of her career.
Lana Del Rey begins her tour April 23rd in Grand Prairie, Texas and will conclude May 27th in Seattle, Washington. Tickets are going fast, so be sure to pick up yours before it is too late.
There have been clashing opinions surrounding the American talent lately. In The Guardian an article by Paul Harris went in depth into the stage persona that is Lana Del Rey. Part of the excitement surrounding Lana Del Rey as she came onto the scene was the grassroots genuinity of a musical sensation discovered online. As it turns out, it was actually a marketing ploy.
Paul Harris claims that a woman named Lizzy Grant led a failed music career prior to the launch of Lana Del Rey. Oddly (or not so oddly) all traces of ‘Lizzy Grant’ were removed from the internet prior to Lana Del Rey’s emergence. Still, a video, dated 8 June 2009 shows the pre-Lana-Del-Rey during a shy performance at a New York music show called The Variety Box.
Whether the news is taken as credit to Lana Del Rey for her splendid recreation or as insult to those who fell for the ploy, one certainty is that Lana Del Rey has made an impression. Most recently Lana Del Rey captured the 2013 BRIT award for International Female Solo Artist from the hugely successful Taylor Swift. “She’s going to one day be the cover of Rolling Stone.” said Noah Levy, senior news editor at In Touch Weekly magazine.
During the wait for new material Lana Del Rey’s first songs have received millions of replays. And now Lana Del Rey fans can eagerly look forward to another month or plus of replaying until the Ultraviolent album enters the market.