Today will be brief because I'm going out tonight for some work related things. Fun times. Yesterday I purchased Lana Del Rey's 'Ultraviolence' and it was actually amazing; seriously amazing! So in the spirit of the new album, here are 3 reasons why it is in fact amazing. Yes, only 3. It's best to be on point and precise with this, just like she did with her album. Plus, I need to get out of here pretty soon!
3 Reasons Why Ultraviolence Is Amazing:
1. The Lyrics ~ Lana is known her her deep, meaningful lyrics and Ultraviolence certainly proves why she is one of the best song-writers of this generation. Even if she had help along the way, it shouldn't take away the beauty of each individual lyric in each song on the album. From the opening track: Cruel World, the listener is taken to another world, and despite living in a total parallel world to Lana, we connect to each lyric as if it was a moment in our lives.
Example: "I shared my body and my mind with you, That's all over now, I did what I had to do, I found another anyhow."
2. The Beat ~ It sounds almost cinematic as every song progresses; it is a step closer to heaven. With these dark, intense instrumentals, it completely compliments Lana's equally dark lyrics, which ultimately makes every song a pleasure to listen to. Lana's lyrics may be a force to be beckoned with, but no one can knock the production that goes along with it. Sublime.
Example: Listen to Ultraviolence and West Coast to see what I am talking about.
3. The Story ~ From the opening track to the final moment in the whole album, Lana tells a story that seems so dark, so fragile and so wonderfully intense. She pours her soul out in the most coolest of ways, and her work seems like a piece of literature; and she carries each song with such grace that it is like she is the room retelling every moment in her life. What makes it more special is the fact that the themes in her songs are totally universal, so whilst we lose ourselves in Lana's story, we diverge into our own, and we realise that there are some similarities in the way we live our lives.
Example: "Loving you was really hard, We could go back to Woodstock, Where they don't know who we are. Heaven is on earth, I will do anything for you, babe."
Okay, well I'm off for now. If you haven't already, check out Lana Del Rey's Ultraviolence. It really is a masterpiece.