Lana Del Rey Set to Release 'Paradise Edition'
By Justin Miller
Only three more days until Lana Del Rey’s highly anticipated Born to Die—Paradise Edition falls into the hands of her dearly beloved fans. This release features the original multi-platinum album Born to Die as well as eight new tracks, all of which stand alone as the Paradise Edition.
Lana recently released the video for the album’s first single, "Ride." Produced by Rick Rubin and directed by Anthony Mandler, the video runs just over the 10-minute mark and has gleaned over 9.5 million viewers. Lana says the video captures, “what America used to be,” and opens with the story of finding true freedom in the confusing brutality of life’s "open road."
If you haven’t seen it already check it out here:
Lana’s "Blue Velvet" is a cover of Bobby Vinton’s 1963 classic, and she sings her haunting rendition in H&M’s fall 2012 spot, which is much more fashion-forward and visually polished (and plastic-like) than any of Lana’s previous videos.
Snippets of "Paradise Edition" can be heard in this video that was released via Lana’s YouTube channel back in September.
If these little tastes of the Paradise Edition aren't enough, try a few Tumblr searches (keywords: Paradise Edition) or any of the tracks from the album and you're boudn to find a few leaked songs. With lyrics like "My pussy tastes like Pepsi cola" and "We get down every Friday night/dancing and grinding in the pale blue light," Lana will definitely feed us the "apples" of paradise. She's a bit more raunchy and straight-shooting than the melancholia of Born to Die. The Paradise Edition, at least so far, surprisingly echoes the bossy elegance of Lana's fan-released summer mixtape, "God Bless America," which is probably still floating around the Internet.
The Born to Die—Paradise Edition drops November 13. But if the album isn't enough, see Lana live as she rides across the UK and Europe next spring. The set includes shows in Sweden, Denmark, Germany, and Paris just to name a few, but the whole schedule can found here. Book your flights now, lanatics.