If you caught her debut television performance on SNL this weekend--two weeks ahead of any actual album release, then you might have been somewhat underwhelmed. A truly informed rookie might have gracefully bowed out of such an offer--Natalie Imbruglia is the only other person in the history of SNL to receive one--allowing time to perfect his or her routine. But considering all the hype and buzz surrounding Lana Del Rey, if you or me were her, its doubtful we would turn it down either.
But as expected of a rookie, she seemed a bit nervous and unprepared. Not a big deal, could've been worse. She could have had an Ashlee Simpson moment. Some people are speculating it was the legendary poor sound at the 30 Rock studio, or was it the song choice? I blame the latter. 'Video Games' was way too soft, slow and unexciting for a broadcast premiere.
Regardless of her late-night efforts, it hardly tarnishes the fact that her music is still amazing. With a little more stage presence everything else will fall into place.
Check out some killer remixes, and grab the album Born To Die when it drops 1/31.
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans (Penguin Prison Remix)
Lana Del Rey - Blue Jeans (Hype Machine Dubstep Remix)
everyone deserves a second chance...except Ashlee Simpson....