Tuesday, April 16, 2024

(Watch) Lana del Rey Releases Extraordinary 14 Minute Video Set to Medley of Songs from “Norman Rockwell” Album


Lana del Rey’s “Norman F—ing Rockwell” is probably the Album of the Year should get the Grammy Award. Now Lana has released a 14 minute video set to a medley of songs from that album. It’s extraordinary, please watch it. These songs are so wonderful, their melodies are like little holiday gifts. She’s very Joni Mitchell at times, and then again not– it’s almost like the whole thing is a tribute to Joni. The director is Caroline “Chuck” Grant, Lana’s sister. Lana (Elizabeth Grant) edited the film herself. (The Grant sisters have a brother named Charlie.) What a brilliant effort. If MTV were smart, they’d play it once an hour.

The three songs are “Norman Fucking Rockwell,” “Bartender” and “Happiness Is a Butterfly.” Just gorgeous and so well composed. Lana del Rey is the most gifted of all the ladies out there right now writing and recording music. She’s just on another level. Brav-oh!

Roger Friedman
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Roger Friedman began his Showbiz411 column in April 2009 after 10 years with Fox News, where he created the Fox411 column. His movie reviews are carried by Rotten Tomatoes, and he is a member of both the movie and TV branches of the Critics Choice Awards. His articles have appeared in dozens of publications over the years including New York Magazine, where he wrote the Intelligencer column in the mid 90s and covered the OJ Simpson trial, and Fox News (when it wasn't so crazy) where he covered Michael Jackson. He is also the writer and co-producer of "Only the Strong Survive," a selection of the Cannes, Sundance, and Telluride Film festivals, directed by DA Pennebaker and Chris Hegedus.

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