Tag: Lana Del Rey

The ruin of Marina Diamandis

Saturday, 28 March, 2015 0 Comments

It’s going to be loud at the Autódromo de Interlagos in São Paulo tonight, but instead of the usual revving of F1 engines, there’ll be music. Lollapalooza Brasil promises two days of great sounds with a lineup that includes Pharrell Williams, Skrillex, Jack White, Interpol and Marina and the Diamonds. The Welsh singer is promoting her third album, Froot, and from it here’s I’m a Ruin, which was directed by Marcus Lundqvist and filmed in January on the island of Lanzarote.

There might be a few too many echoes of Kate Bush, Lana Del Rey, Florence and the Machine and Madonna here for some of Marina’s core fans, though. Snippets from the YouTube comments:

Daniel Sanchez Davey: “I love Marina but this video is too similar to Madonna’s Frozen vídeo clip (not a Madonna fan) seriously the oriental black clothing, the desert, fast skies, the hands on the earth. I’m sorry but it looks almost like a copy, just take a look. What happened here Marina? You are always very original.”

Dania Osorio1: “Well, marinas a huge fan of Madonna so I think she hot inspired from that video. Yet you cant really judge on her for making an awesome video its similar but it was marinafied?.”


Gatsby meets Beyoncé and Lana Del Rey

Friday, 5 April, 2013 0 Comments

In the run up to the premiere in Cannes on 15 May, Warner Bros. is giving the world a taste of The Great Gatsby soundtrack, filling its latest trailer for the Baz Luhrmann-directed film of the F. Scott Fitzgerald novel with music from Beyoncé, Andre 3000, Lana Del Rey and Florence and the Machine. It’s different. And it looks simply spectacular.


Lana Del Rey: from acclaim to backlash in 15 minutes

Saturday, 28 January, 2012

Her pout has been described as “a model for the entire plastic surgery industry of greater Los Angeles”. And that’s only one example of the kind of hate that’s now unloading on poor, rich, talented, lovely Lana Del Rey since she released her brand new album yesterday. What particularly upsets the Occupy class is that Lana is as privileged financially as she is genetically. You see, dad’s a millionaire whose money comes from one of the modern wonders of capitalism: web domain investing. Worst of all, though, for our puritanical champions of purity and authenticity, Lana’s real name is Lizzy Grant. This “revelation” is available to all on Wikipedia.