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."
Our adoration for Michael B. Jordan was already at extreme levels, thanks to his heartrending performances on Friday Night Lights and in Fruitvale Station, nuanced turn on Parenthood, scary good act in Chronicle, and, oh yeah, that face. He had to go and made us love his mind too... read