Day 10: Favorite Photo Ever of Lana Del Rey

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 10 and FINAL DAY: Favorite Photo Ever of Lana Del Rey

This was a photo posted by Jeremy Scott on his Twitter. J‘adore Lana Del Rey en elle lunettes forme coeur~

   

   

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Day 9: Favorite Candid Photo of Lana Del Rey

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 9: Favorite Candid Photo of Lana Del Rey

Hella yes! Finishing the 10-Day challenge after one more! I don’t know if these posts under the 10-Day challenge ever creeps people out, I hope not, of course, I feel creeped out by some of my tweets sometimes, especially past midnight, it gets so… emotional, ugh yeah, can’t help it.

She was charismatic, magnetic, she sings the body electric and everybody knows it, it’s a fact, kiss kiss. When she walked in, everyone’s head turned–everyone approached her, with the desire to tell her all the things they have always loved about her. She was like this hybrid, this mix of a singer and an artist who couldn’t contain herself. I always got the sense that: she became torn between what she truly deserves for her dedication towards art & everything beautiful and the society’s expectations of her. She is always this appreciative artist who’s adored, adored and adored. And in that way, I love her, xxxxx And I will always love her, till the end of the time.

My favorite candid photo of Lana Del Rey would be the one taken in Warsaw, Poland in September 2012. She just glows in this picture… basically in every candid taken in Poland, as long as you can google it!

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Day 8: Favorite Live Performance of Lana Del Rey

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 8: Favorite Live Performance of Lana Del Rey

It’s not easy for a singer to project his/her voice in a live performance as well as the studio-recorded (and for some songs, the edited) version. Especially when one’s singing more than 2 songs in one performance! And in front of an actual  live audience… However, the one thing that a studio-recorded song lacks of, is the feelings and emotions which is expressed by the singer in the live performance, only through singing it live.

To the point! My favorite live performance of Lana Del Rey would be her performance at the iTunes Festival 2012. I have this in my PC and I could watch this over and over again and never get tired of it, it’s the best! And absolutely perfect since it’s in HD Quality.

There are a number of songs which sound the bestest when they’re sung live by Lana herself, as compared to the studio-recorded versions, such as Blue Jeans, Body Electric, Million Dollar Man and Radio! I really hope to listen to her sing live someday! Come back soon, Lana! Next summer alright…

Then again… there are so many live performances of her which I adore, so much. The 2 of them which was so significant to me were her performance in Jazz Cafe, London and her performance during the BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hackney Weekend’ 2012!

‘Radio’ at Jazz Cafe, London

‘Million Dollar Man’, at BBC Radio 1’s ‘Hackney Weekend’

Day 7: Favorite Lana Del Rey Lyric

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 7: Favorite Lana Del Rey Lyric

Ahh, this is another hard one. Her lyrics are so lyrically beautiful. The 2 songs I had to choose between choosing my favorite lyric were ‘Oh Say Can You See’ and ‘Pawn Shop Blues’! I love dem both songs, whether it’s the lyrics and the tune of it, it’s just blends in so perfectly and flawlessly together.

And I chose ‘Pawn Shop Blues’ over the latter because… it kind of defines her music more than the others, because the lyrics instantly reminds me of something she mentioned in one of interviews, “I am usually always singing about the same god damn person so I will love him forever but you know, it’s all good. It’s all good!” And this is it>>>

“Cause it’s nice to love and be loved, but it’s better to know all you can know. I said it’s nice to love and be loved but I’d rather know what God knows.”

Here for the full lyrics.

Live performance of ‘Pawn Shop Blues’:

Day 6: Favorite Lana Del Rey Photoshoot

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 6: Favorite Lana Del Rey Photoshoot

Outtakes by Bella Howard

My favorite Lana Del Rey photoshoot would be the one for ‘Vogue Australia’, which I’ve posted it on my blog previously here.

Since I’ve posted it before, I’ll post another favorite photoshoot of her, which is the one of the outtakes photoshoot by Bella Howard!

Well, I love this one because it portrays her as an ‘American Gurl’; the american pride that she stands for. The American flag and the Cola bottle~ This photoshoot was taken in 2011 and coincidentally,  ‘American’ and ‘Cola’ are 2 soundtracks from her ‘Paradise Edition’ album, released this year (2012).

   

      

   

   

 

 

 

 

 

 

 

      

   

   

It’s not everything, of course! There’s more, but I couldn’t find them all.

Day 2: Favorite Lana Del Rey Music Video

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 2: Favorite Lana Del Rey Music Video

National Anthem

>>> The first music video of hers with an epilogue, and inspired by a true story, which makes it so emotional. So every time I listen to ‘National Anthem’, it just instantly reminds me of the love story between JFK and Jackie O. Spoiler: Putting JFK’s affairs aside first.

   

And I remember when I met him,
it was so clear that he was the only one for me.
We both knew it, right away.

And as the years went on, things got more difficult,
we were faced with more challenges.
I begged him to stay,
Try to remember what we had at the beginning.

He was charismatic,
magnetic,
electric,
and everybody knew it.

When he walked in, every woman’s head turned,
everyone stood up to talk to him.
He was like this hybrid;
this mix of a man who couldn’t contain himself.

I always got the sense that he became torn
between being a good person and missing out
on all of the opportunities that life could offer
a man as magnificent as him.

And in that way I… understood him.
And I loved him…
I loved him,
I loved him,
I loved him.

And I still love him.
I love him.

Day 1: Favorite Lana Del Rey Song

10 Days of Lana Del Rey Challenge:

Day 1: Favorite Lana Del Rey Song

Radio

>>> it was the very first Lana Del Rey song that I fell in love with upon listening to it for the first time, among all the other tracks in ‘Born to Die’ album :’)

American dreams came true somehow,
I swore I’d chase them till I was dead.
I heard the streets were paved with gold,
That’s what my father said.

No one even knows what life was like.
Now I’m in LA and it’s paradise,
I finally found you.
Now sing it to me,

Now my life is sweet like cinnamon,
Like a f*cking dream I’m living in.