Lana Del Rey is a singer/songwriter from New York City who is now based in London. She writes songs in styles self-described as "Hollywood pop" and "sad core," both of which are evident in her 2011 debut single, "Video Games." The track couples a fragile, orchestra-tinged piano ballad with Del Rey's intensely beautiful voice and quirky, melancholic lyrics, which all add up to an intriguingly haunting pop single. "Video Games" and its follow-up, "Blue Jeans," both found success on iTunes thanks to positive press from tastemaking websites such as Pitchfork. Her subsequent exposure led to television appearances on the likes of Jools Holland, where her stark and unique style won over an ever-increasing number of fans.
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