Thursday, June 05, 2014

Lana Del Rey - Ultraviolence

I love this new single by Lana Del Rey. The lyrics not so much. The song is generating controversy for lyrics that some feels condone domestic violence.

I can hear sirens, sirens

He hit me and it felt like a kiss

I can hear violins, violins

Give me all of that ultraviolence

The song references the Crystals’ controversial 1962 song He Hit Me (And It Felt Like a Kiss). The Crystals song was also accused of condoning domestic violence. Del Rey is generating controversy on purpose. She markets in disturbing imagery in her lyrics and video. It is what makes her music simultaneously fascinating and frustrating.

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