Lana Del Ray: The New Age of Music

        Lana Del Rey just released her latest album, Honeymoon, and it seems that audiences simply don’t know what to make of it. One thing for sure is the album has only heightened the pursuit to understand Lana Del Rey and her mysterious old Hollywood sound. The singer/songwriter hasn’t exactly had a strong past with critics. It seems that most of the negative backlash lends itself to the cool, Lana has been called out for “romanticizing depression and death”, while her performances have been described as peculiar and distant, but the criticism never phases her. Her response: “I think people thought I was stiff, distant, and weird, but there’s a perfectly good explanation for that: I am stiff, distant, and weird. It’s my thing.”

       We aren’t the only ones who are seriously intrigued by Lana’s withdrawn attitude. James Franco, who wrote a book and a poetic tribute to the singer, speaks out in defense of Lana’s inability to be present during interviews. He explains, “Lana lives in her art, and when she comes down-to-earth for interviews, it gets messy, because she isn’t made for this earth. She is made to live in the world she creates. She is one who has been so disappointed by life, she had to create her own world. Just let her live in it.”