After the brilliance that was Lana Del Rey's cover of 'Once Upon A Dream' for the upcoming Maleficent movie, I had high hopes for any forthcoming music from the star.
Unfortunately, those hopes were dashed, as 'West Coast' dropped on iTunes and didn't impress.
The comparisons to Stevie Nicks are unfounded. Lana has some way to go before reaching that level, and not even production on this track from the Black Keys' Dan Auerbach can save this song.
For now, I really can't see the appeal. This is a dull and uninspired, forgettable tune, failing to paint the best picture for her next studio album 'Ultraviolence'.
While her voice may be perfect for a spooky blockbuster hype builder, it's doing nothing for me here. Perhaps a remix can save it, as one did for 'Summertime Sadness'.
'West Coast' is available now in the USA and is expected for UK release on May 18.
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