So much for leaving the music scene, Lana. A new song from the "gangster Nancy Sinatra" surfaced earlier this week, and it's something else — in a good way! If you've followed the polarizing artist's career, and managed to get your hands on her demos and unreleased tracks, you'll hear a lot of similarities in 2013's "Beautiful Player." It's poppy and even has a solid rap vocal, but Del Rey's voice manages to keep the air of cinematic mystery that made 2012's Born To Die so very captivating.
The Lolita vibe is laced throughout the story of falling in love with a womanizer. What's more, the steady bass line keeps the track from straying too far into crooner territory — which only seems appropriate for a song with the line, "E is for the X that we took with champagne."
Last night while some of us were home snoozing, 13-year-old Willow Smith was murdering a live performance at the Fader Fort presented by Converse for the CMJ music festival.
Smith, who had recently taken some time off from music to be about as normal of a tween as you can be if your parents are world-famous actors and read
Mindy Kaling and Malala Yousafzai are both accomplished women. They don't look alike, though. Also, since they're not in the same field, the chances of both Mindy and Malala ending up at an entertainment business-focused party are fairly slim. However, some people still find this confusing.
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