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Lana Del Rey- “Blue Jeans”

Lana Del Rey-

Ever since Lana Del Rey’ “Video Games” came out, it was more than evident to me that this was not just some Indie artist aiming to be every music blog’s dream girl. She has too much style and flair to stop at the ranks of Jenny Lewis or perhaps even Lyyke Li. For better or worse, her image is emphasized just as much as her vocals, and that is further proven with the video for “Blue Jeans,” the B-side to “Video Games.”  Del Rey once again sings about an unlikely love powered by an uncomfortably dependent mindset. She sings “You’re so punk rock. I grew up on Hip-hop, but you fit me better than my favorite sweater” before finally proclaiming “I will love you until the end of time.” It is again hauntingly touching.