Sunday, December 11, 2011

Song of the day

"Video Games", by Lana Del Rey.

No matter how much the video screams "David Lynch, you want me for your next movie". No matter how much the song screams mock/retro/pseudo/meta/haunto/crypto/whatevah*. Neither of these things can hide the fact that this is a stunning piece of music. Seriously. Melancholy can so easily slide into maudlin. Not here it doesn't. To say, as I never thought I would say about another song, that it compares favourably with Aimee Mann's "Save Me", well, that's a nice thing to be able to say.

*It is clear, in 2011, that "Pseudo Echo" was a remarkably prophetic name for a pop group. Too bad they were rubbish.