Ugh, I'm so sorry for my impromptu hiatus. School, writing, and a cold have been pestering me. I'm not one hundred percent better, but I wanted to update the blog.
This Monday, I have only one recommendation: anything by Lana Del Rey. Her debut album, Born to Die, is amazing. Don't listen to the haters, don't let her SNL performance throw you off: She's amazing. If you're familiar with my work on Fictionpress, you know I tend to write about dark, sometimes bad characters and make them the heroes without trying to change them. Nearly every single one of her songs is a story about bad heroes.
I can hardly choose my top 3 favorite songs of hers, but I'll try:
1) "National Anthem." On repeat and obsessed. Absolutely no lie. The hook in the chorus gets me every time: "Red, white, blue's in the sky, summer's in the air, baby, Heaven's in your eyes." I can't stop listening to it. Here.
2) "Off to the Races." Such a poppy, gangster song. Here.
3) "Million Dollar Man"/"Dark Paradise"/"Summer Sadness"/"Born to Die"/"Video Games" (I told you I couldn't choose!)
I hope to be back soon, but we'll see. Until then, I hope you enjoy the music!