Outings for Lana Del Rey have been even less than usual due to COVID-19, but she’s still made some appearances over the last few months. She’s been spotted celebrating her birthday, her friends’ birthdays, running errands with Chuck, doing charity work and even visiting Spadena House, a tourist destination also known as The Witch’s House. You can see footage of Lana at Spadena House here.
Candids > 2020 > Celebrating her 35th birthday with friends at home in Los Angeles, California, USA (June 21)
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Candids > 2020 > Shopping for Fourth of July decorations with Chuck in Los Angeles, California, USA (July 3)
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Candids > 2020 > At 7-Eleven in Los Angeles, California, USA (July 28)
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Candids > 2020 > Visiting Spadena House (AKA The Witch House) with Chuck in Beverly Hills, California, USA (August 25)
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Candids > 2020 > Spotted with a fan in Santa Monica, California, USA (September 4)
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Candids > 2020 > Doing charity work with friends for This is About Humanity & Imagine LA in Los Angeles, California, USA (August 14)
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Lana Del Rey’s long awaited debut poetry book, Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, is already out on audiobook, but the physical book will be released later this month on September 29th. The book is available to pre-order at your local book suppliers and Lana will be donating the proceeds to the Navajo Water Project. More info below:
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Dates for the release of the audiobook and the physical book tomorrow! Also you should know about – Navajo Water Project www.navajowaterproject.org 1 in 3 Navajo still don’t have a sink or a toilet. That means 1/3 of Navajo families haul water home every day. They pay 67 x more for the water they haul vs. piped water. Access to running water has become more important than ever during the COVID-19 crisis. In May, the infection rate in the Navajo Nation — at roughly 2,500 per 100,000 residents — surpassed that of New York. The Navajo Water Project brings clean, hot and cold running water to families across New Mexico, Utah and Arizona.The installation of a water and solar system takes just 24 hours from start to finish. The Navajo Water Project has a fundraising target of $1,035,000 for 2020 to bring running water and solar power to 230 families. and we plan on fulfilling that target in the next 4 weeks to bring it up to their million dollar mark, and we’ll be traveling throughout New Mexico Arizona and Utah to say hello and make sure it gets done. The Navajo Water Project is Indigenous-led, and registered as an official enterprise on the Navajo Nation. Their work creates meaningful, high-paying jobs, many with benefits like 100% employer-paid health coverage.
In an Instagram post today, Lana Del Rey shared her feelings about double standards in the music industry. She also added that her next album will be released on September 5th and revealed that she has signed a deal with Simon and Schuster to publish two poetry books, one of which should be ‘Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass.’ In a new Instagram post, a day later, Lana revealed that the second poetry book will be called ‘Behind the Iron Gates—Insights from an Institution.”
“I’ll be detailing some of my feelings in my next two books of poetry (mostly the second one) with Simon and Schuster. Yes I’m still making my personal reparations with the proceeds of the books to my choice of Native American foundations which I’m very happy about. And I’m sure there will be tinges of what I’ve been pondering in my new album that comes out September 5th.”
Lana also updated her Instagram bio to say “My life is my poetry / My love making is my legacy,” a haiku she posted on Instagram in April 2019.
Lana Del Rey was last spotted out with Chuck on Los Angeles in April 10. The gallery has also been updated with Lana’s most recent outings over the past few months.
Candids > 2020 > With family and friends at Disneyland in Anaheim, California, USA (March 3)
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Candids > 2020 > Spotted by a fan while shopping in Los Angeles, California, USA (March 9)
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Candids > 2020 > Out with Annie T in Los Angeles, California, USA (March 19)
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Candids > 2020 > Spotted out with Chuck in Los Angeles, California, USA (April 10)
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Are you looking for some great new music to listen to? Click here to learn the best Lana Del Rey songs that you’re sure to want to download and jam to.
Lana Del Rey encompasses everything that is enigmatic, tenacious, glamorous and grassroots all at once.
While carving out her path as Lizzy Grant, the acoustic guitar playing, semi folk songwriter of the downtown New York music scene, she was also studying philosophy and metaphysics at Fordham University to better understand God and science.
She recorded and released music under early stage-personas May Jailer and Sparkle Jump Rope Queen before settling on Lana Del Rey, the dark and exotic pop sensation.
Her rich vocals and sparse modern-pop production somehow match her intriguing backstory. The young girl who reinvented herself until she became one of America’s most alluring artists.
In light of all this, we decided to compile a list of the best Lana Del Rey songs for you to download to your laptop and enjoy.
Wondering what her best songs are? Check them out below!
First off the ranks is the viral video that brought Lana Dey Rey her fame back in 2011, Video Games.
Written by Del Rey and Justin Parker and produced by Robopop (Daniel Omelio), the clip was directed and edited by Del Rey herself. Video Games currently has over 227 million YouTube views, not bad for a homemade indie release. The clip is a sort of “keepsake” for Lana Del Rey fans.
You can learn how to download youtube videos on Mac for personal use if you’d like to have this clip as a momentum.
The line “go play your video game” punches through the layers of slow synths leaving you wondering if it’s a snide stab at a previous partner. Del Rey revealed that the song was written during a simple time of her life with a guy who enjoyed video games.
The sixth single of Del Rey’s sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell is a catchy ballad about a “man child”.
The track is simple in its production like an early Fiona Apple’s release, with just a piano, Del Rey’s vocals, and some simple horn and string overlays coming in towards the end. Del Rey’s blunt lyrics and unique vocal tone are enough to make this a simple yet powerful song.
This track was released in 2012 on Del Rey’s second studio album Born To Die and was almost dwarfed by the success of its subsequent remixes.
It’s a classic move by Del Rey to write a sad sounding song about summertime. The song remains true to her melancholy, slightly dark style but picks up with drums and synths that give it some drive.
The lyrics create so much contrast over the music that you listen in a kind of curious wonder of what it’s about. Another simple yet powerful song that you should download to your laptop.
The Born to Die video clip is really something you have to see. It features Del Rey sitting on a throne with a Bengal tiger to either side of her. The perfect summary of her classy image.
Born to Die is the title track and second single off Del Reys debut studio album released in 2011. The track reached number 9 on the UK charts and also won the award for best pop – international video at the UK music video awards.
Lana’s deep rich vocals sound like they are from a 1940’s Broadway production which makes them stand out even more against the slow and spooky orchestral instrument sounds.
The track was used in The Great Gatsby soundtrack in 2013 and was Del Rey’s highest-ranking song on charts around the world since the release of Video Games. Lana Del Rey and Rick Nowels were nominated for best song written for visual media at the 56th Annual Grammy Awards.
The song expresses a girl questioning the trueness of love and whether it transcends physical beauty.
High By The Beach has a hook in the chorus that sucks you into the whole song. It made our list of songs you should download because it’s so different from the classic Lana Del Rey sound. Her voice is lighter and airy against a classic organ with a techno drum loop that somehow works with the chilled out vibe of the song.
High By The Beach is the first single of Del Rey’s fourth studio album Honeymoon released in 2015. It’s a great track for chilling-out and long car trips.
Another one from Del Rey’s latest release and another perfect example of her simple style that enhances her matter of fact lyrics. This track works up to a little more spring in its step being joined in the chorus by a range of pop synth instruments.
The Next Best American Record was released in 2019 on the Normal Fucking Rockwell album and is an interesting indication of Del Rey’s evolving style. It seems to be about a time in Del Rey’s life where she was obsessed with creating a record that would be a hit.
You can dance, cry, laugh or just chill-out to this song.
Other than jamming out to the best Lana Del Rey songs, another project currently in the pipes is her debut book that is scheduled to be released sometime in 2020. Titled Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass, it is said to be a collection of her poetry and short pieces. In 2019 Del Rey announced that she would also release a spoken word album and donate half of its proceeds to native American land conservation and rights.
Lana Del Rey is also set to release her seventh studio album this year titled White Hot Forever. There is some ambiguity surrounding whether this will be a studio album or the spoken word album accompanying her book.
Lana Del Rey attended the 2020 Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles on January 25. The following day, she attended the 62nd Annual Grammy Awards at the Staple Center where ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ was nominated for Album and Song of the Year. Unfortunately, Lana didn’t win in either category, but it looks like she had a great time with boyfriend Sean Larkin who accompanied her to both events.
Public Appearance > 2020 > Clive Davis 2020 Pre-Grammy Gala at the Beverly Hilton Hotel in Los Angeles, California, USA (January 25)
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Public Appearance > 2020 > 62nd Annual GRAMMY Awards at Staples Center in Los Angeles, California, USA (January 26)
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On January 25, Lana Del Rey attended the 2020 Roc Nation Pre-Grammys Brunch in Los Angeles. Beyoncé and Jay-Z hosted and other guests included the likes of Rihanna, Diddy and the Jonas Brothers.
Candids > 2020 > Arriving to the 2020 Roc Nation Brunch in Los Angeles, California, USA (January 25)
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Public Appearances > 2020 > 2020 Roc Nation Brunch in Los Angeles, California, USA (January 25)
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Lana Del Rey has released a 14 minute music video featuring three tracks from her latest record. The songs are the title track ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’, ‘Bartender’ and ‘Happiness is a Butterfly.’
The video was directed by Chuck Grant and edited by Lana herself. On Instagram, she said: “Had the best time shooting with my sister and my friends, fucking around in a rented cop car in an abandoned parking lot. We’re weirdos don’t mind us.”