Having just toured Australia as part of this year’s Splendour In The Grass, Lana Del Rey is back at home and gearing up for what is assumed is a re-release of her major-label debut Born To Die, with an expanded ‘Paradise’ edition due in November.
But much like how her career begun, after she jumped the gun on her label and leaked her music video online, four new songs set to feature on the new edition have made their way online and are spreading like wildfire.
According to Oh No They Didn’t, the four songs leaked are Ooh Baby, Serial Killer, Summer Of Sam, and Ghetto Baby – the song Del Rey wrote for British pop singer Cheryl Cole’s album A Million Lights.
Unfortunately, Del Rey’s cover of Nirvana track ‘Heartshaped Box’, which she performed live at her shows in Sydney and at Splendour In The Grass, is no where to be seen. No word yet if Courtney Love’s assertion that the song is about her vagina has anything to do with it’s absence, but it would sure keep us away.
And in other Del Rey music cover news, Boy George recently revealed his syrupy take on ‘Video Games’ in a new video clip directed by filmmaker Mike Nicholls. Make sure you check it out, jury’s still out who sings it better.
Of course leaks are a dime a dozen when it comes to Lana Del Rey, whether they be expertly controlled by her management team, or uncovered by her rabid haters looking to uncover some kind of conspiracy in an attempt to discredit her.
But the first leak was how she quickly turned viral and became a seemingly overnight sensation, with the haunting lyrics and melody of ‘Video Games’ proved to be an international smash hit, propelling the 25-year-old singer into the spotlight – quicker than the team around her had hoped.
Pressured to back up the runaway success of ‘Video Games’, Interscope rushed out the singer’s debut album and thrust her onto television screens across the world with her performance on Saturday Night Live, a train wreck that has threatened to derail her career ever since.
Have a listen to the leaked tracks below while you still can. An official release date has not yet been set.