Lana Del Rey is being hailed by music critics as ‘the next big thing.’ I remember hearing that before with another artist/singer–Amy Winehouse. Fortunately Winehouse was able to live up to the hype and deliver the musical goods.
I listened to a few of Del Rey’s songs and to be honest, I’m not feeling her. I mean it seems that she’s got the hipster cred, but her song stylings aren’t very original. Sure she’s got the husky, sultry voice a la Fiona Apple, and the retro music as backing for her vocals, but it all feels…calculated. Maybe I’m being a little cynical, but I can’t help but feel a little underwhelmed. I wish artists/singers such as Rumer and Anna Calvi would receive some much-deserved hype here so they can get more exposure here in the states.