At first glance, Lana Del Rey does not fit the vibe her desperately in love music provides. She should have someone longing for her attention and groveling at her feet, but in “Video Games,” she’s found her match. Del Rey’s powerful yet fragile voice sings to the man she loves, professing her feelings and overall dependency to him. She confesses that “heaven is a place on earth with you” while repeatedly amounting love to “video games.” The song is horrifyingly beautiful. Del Rey’s words will put tingles up your spine.
Watch the video for “Video Games” below. I really appreciate the Fantasia footage to accompany the strings.
Really big thanks to GvB.