By Zachary Swickey
Some people have begun taking notice of rising star Lana Del Ray’s previous musical iteration – Lizzie Grant, her real name and the one she used when she first tried to break into the music business in 2010. Her first “real” debut can no longer be found on iTunes, but according to a new interview with the singer that is about to change.
Many believed the absence of the album on iTunes (where it was only up for two months) meant Del Ray was attempting to hide from her “embarrassing” past (think Lady Gaga in her Stefani Germanotta days); however, the singer reveals that’s not the case at all. Talking to BBC News, she revealed, “I’m re-releasing it, maybe in late summer.”
The album only cost (her rich daddy) $10,000 to create and it touted production duties from established producer David Kahne – who has worked with everyone from Paul McCartney to Linkin Park.
“People act like it’s so shrouded in mystery, the ‘forgotten terrible album,’" explained Del Ray. “But if you look on YouTube, all 13 tracks are available with millions of views, so it’s not like no one’s hear them. We were all proud of it. It’s pretty good."
Del Ray has been facing criticism from critics all over the map following her weak performance on "Saturday night Live." Many feel like she’s a pre-fabricated musical creation funded by her millionaire father (the modeling contract doesn’t help her get any indie cred either).
We really don’t care about the how, why, where, or who's behind Lana Del Ray, because we’ve been too busy spinning the hell out of her tunes. We suggest you do the same and simply enjoy the music. You won’t regret it.