Lana Del Rey is one of the most unique voices in an alt-pop world filled with unique voices. She’s “somewhere between early 60s Hollywood and a hip-hop torch singer from the future” according to her publicist, which sounds bizarre until you actually take the time to listen to the music, at which point you’ll hear everything from Diane Birch to Brandi Carlile with hints of Tori Amos hiding in the background. Her subtle vocals weave through your ears and bounce effortlessly through the confines of your skull, taking you prisoner until you vow to hit repeat.
This New York native’s music is like an aural trek through an alternate-universe Twin Peaks, with her “epic knocked-down dragged out love stories in song” seeming like the perfect piece of cherry pie to follow your two cups of perfect black coffee. This is epic in every sense of the word, and trust me, one song just ain’t enough.