What to make of Lana? She’s been toast of the town for over a year now, with her unique(?) brand of miserablism and deadpan vocals gracing many iPods of the trendy (not that I know any of them). But I’ve really struggled to get on board the Lana train.
Her hit singles “Video Games” and “Born to die” were pretty good, that spooky old-fashioned vocal really fits some tracks perfectly, and it was a great launchpad for her career. I had her down as a bit of a humourless robot until she won a Brit award and revealed herself to be human after all, and even quite sweet.
I admit I haven’t given “Born to Die” (the album) much of a spin, apart from when I was trying to get to sleep on a long-haul flight (it didn’t work). But she’s one of those artist’s I’d really like to like, and I may well persevere. I think it’s just the prospect of a whole album of those laconic vocals that I’m not too excited about. Continue reading