Her voice is haunting, honest, creepy, and it consumes your soul in a fire that leaves you bare and with a feeling of insecurity. It’s a thirst of every cell in my body for more. More love, more experience, more hurt, more life. That’s what makes this song so beautiful. Even in all its rawness, stripped down it leaves room for the anxiety, the general worry about life, and insecurity to grow. Because once the fog dissipates, and you can see yourself fully exposed, completely naked with all your flaws, you can finally pick yourself back up.
I’m not sure if any of that even made sense but I guess what I’m trying to say it that it’s pretty strange how one person’s words can affect a complete stranger in such a deep way. And it’s different for every soul. But sometimes, even if for a moment, it all comes back to the beginning. It all comes back to love. And a connection. And a memory. And I think that’s pretty beautiful.
For more of the atmospheric, orchestral vocals of the beautiful, retro-‘60’s-sounding Lana Del Rey, be sure to check out her full length Born to Die.
For listeners of: Birdy, Nilu, the xx