Soul-pop superstar Lana Del Rey returns with a new album ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell!’.
This features her latest singles ‘Fuck It I Love You’ & ‘Doin Time’ following from the ARIA #1 album ‘Lust For Life’.
Review of Lana Del Rey - Norman Fucking Rockwell by Thomas Bleach
Lana Del Rey has created another album for her fans to obsess over and feel all their emotions to in a very literal way. ‘Norman Fucking Rockwell’ is the singer-songwriters sixth studio album and is her most cohesive record to date. Sticking to her very cinematic sad scaling, she soothingly sings over piano, guitar, light percussion and string arrangements throughout this album which gives a very nostalgic and cinematic feeling.
The singles ‘Mariners Apartment Complex’, ‘Fuck It I Love You’, ‘Doin Time’, ’Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have, But I Have It’ and the unnecessarily long nine minute ‘Venice Beach’ will be songs that her fans are already well acquainted with. But they really did paint a great introduction to what this album embodied, which is pure emotions.
When you pull this record apart there are a couple of songs that standout like ‘Happiness Is A Butterfly’ and ‘California’ but that’s not the way this record is meant to be experienced. She wants you to indulge yourself but listening to the full record from start to finish as that was the way it was created to be experienced. It’s a period piece. The lyrics are very honest and relatable to what is happening in the world at the moment and what is happening in her life. It’s a very literal record and the perfect one for you to immerse yourself in and daydream. of tracks that continues the formation of SAFIA’s artistry in it’s authentic and collaborative way. It’s a record that doesn't hold back and dives into full experimentation mode which is a risk that has always paid off for them.
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