Born in the Clinton era, Del Rey (stage name), has a unique style among pop stars and has been praised for her singing ability and vocal style. Think Frank Sinatra’s younger daughter. The song and the official video are very popular now, as is the pop dance remix featured in the fan video below. It is said that Del Rey’s technique in recording does not lend itself well to a live performance, but hopefully that won’t mean she can’t appear in the Great Auditorium.
“Summertime Sadness,” speaks to that bittersweet feelings at the close of a summer fling. As she and her fling part, Lana says, “Baby, you’re the best.” In this fan video, shots of Lana in period fashions appear mixed in with clips from the mid-century era. In this game of Where’s Lana, see if you can separate the period celebrities from the interloper. It is not hard for me, who knows his Twiggy from his hippie.
“Kiss me hard before you go
I just wanted you to know
That baby, you’re the best”
“I got my red dress on tonight
Dancing in the dark in the pale moonlight
Got my hair up real big beauty queen style
High heels off, I’m feeling alive”
“Oh, my God, I feel it in the air
Telephone wires above are sizzling like a snare
Honey I’m on fire, I feel it everywhere
Nothing scares me anymore”