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Lana Del Rey

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Nadia Lee Cohen
Vogue photo shoot

Lana Del Rey is one of the greatest singers of all time.  She was born in Manhattan, New York 1985 on July 21st.  She is an American singer songwriter with 38 singles.  Her music journey started at a young age with her performing in local talent shows and church choirs.  She attended Fordham University in New York where she studied philosophy and music. Del Rey has carved out a distinct place in the music industry, captivating audiences worldwide.  Del Rey faced many challenges during her musical career. 

Sophomore Rihanna Ortega stated, “Lana Del Rey is one of the realest singers that I have ever listened to, she is just a truly amazing singer.  She has good music, her songs are very meaningful.”

Lana Del Rey on Vogue

Despite all the setbacks she faced she persevered and never gave up.  Her breakout single that was released in 2011 called “Video Games” was what led her to fame.

The songs she writes often explore the themes of love, heartbreak, and the different issues of human relationships.  Her album called “Born to Die” came out shortly after “Video Games” and it made her status as one of the most intriguing new artists in the industry.  Del Rey has released several albums such as “Ultraviolence” in 2014, “Honeymoon” in 2015 and lastly “Lust for Life” in 2017.  Each of these albums has her signature blend of cinematic imagery, and introspective songwriting, making her to be very well liked and known.

Riley Wolf, a student at Shadow Ridge states, “Lana Del Rey is an amazing singer, her songs are so dreamy and nostalgic.  I love listening to her music. It makes me feel so happy, her voice is truly amazing.” 

Del Rey is known for more than just her music, she is also known for her captivating aesthetic and her enigmatic persona.  She has themes of heartbreak, love and nostalgia in her work and draws inspiration from vintage Hollywood glamour.  Her music videos are amazing in quality, landscapes, and retro fashion.  Del Rey has collaborated with a few different artists such as The Weeknd, A$AP Rocky, and Sean Ono Lennon.  

Wolf also states, “Listening to Lana Del Rey feels like you’re going through so many different emotions at once.”

One of her album covers

Over the years Del Rey has continued to push boundaries and evolve as an artist by maybe doing something new with her music.  With each new song she releases, she continues to evolve and captivate the audiences with her voice and timeless appeal. 

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Alexa is a sophomore at the Ridge. She loves to ride horses, hang out with her friends, and watch her favorite movies and TV shows. Alexa is very excited to write entertainment articles for The Lariat. Alexa is also on the golf team here at Shadow.
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