Lana Del Rey’s ‘Born to Die’ out Today, Plans to Re-Release Old Lizzy Grant Material
Today is the big day for Lana Del Rey, after a year of hype stemming from her hit song and self-produced music video “Video Games” which took the internet by storm, the highly-anticipated album Born To Die has finally seen the light of day.
Born To Die is Lana Del Rey’s debut album and features the hit singles “Video Games” and “Blue Jeans.” Also included are current single and title track “Born To Die” and the catchy “Off to the Races.” Many of the songs were played live on her brief 2011 tour and a handful of us from the 5gig.com office were lucky enough to make the trek over to Amsterdam to catch her sold out show at The Paradiso. Take a look at our concert review and videos of select songs from the concert here.
Lana Del Rey recently announced that she plans to (re)release the previously recorded material from her 2010 album that she recorded under her real name, Lizzie Grant. According to the BBC, Lana Del Rey worked with David Kahne (who’s also produced albums for Paul McCartney and Regina Spektor) on the 13-track album and released it through an independent label. It was released electronically, via iTunes, in 2010 before being taken down due to lack of funding.
Lana Del Rey is quick to point out that all the tracks from her original album can be found on YouTube and have plenty (millions) of view, so it’s not like they were forgotten, rejected or not well received; they were just a victim of the business side of the music industry.
According to Rolling Stone, no release date is confirmed something in the late summer seems most likely.
After a short European tour, three North American Shows in Toronto, New York and Los Angeles, and highly scrutinized Saturday Night Live performance, Lana Del Rey currently has no tour dates set. Be sure to sign up for Lana Del Rey Gig Alerts to be the first to find out when she officially confirms tour dates in support of her new album, Born to Die.
Lana Del Rey performs “Off to the Races” live