The half-naked promo spot
was just the beginning-- although Lana Del Rey
's "Born To Die" video hit all kinds of weird foreign websites midday yesterday, we decided to hold off on posting until we have an embed we could understand. The final cut features tigers, blood... wait, did Charlie Sheen have something to do with this?
I don't hate the song. But I still don't get the insatiable hype surrounding this obvious construction of the music industry Illuminati. It's like a bunch of businessmen decided hey, let's manufacture our own diet Lady Gaga, but market her to middle-class white kids and music blogs. Money money money money money money money.
Lana continues to sit on her imaginary throne as we roll towards her album release, which will almost certainly inspire think pieces about memes as artists and how the internet can "make" people.