Lana Del Rey, aka Lizzy Grant, will release her debut (sort of) single in October on 7″ vinyl via Stranger Records, complete with Track of the Year contender “Video Games” on the A-side and new, previously unheard tune “Blue Jeans” on the flip side. Details on Del Rey and the origins of her so-called “Hollywood sad-core” style have been left deliberately cryptic, but — after dozens of spins of the few tracks unveiled online over the past few months — we can safely say this lives up to every bit of the hype. “Video Games” not only boasts understated production and a pitch-perfect arrangement, but more than one of the most memorable melodies of the year as well. You can hear it below and pre-order the single here.
Meanwhile, a new music video for “Blue Jeans” is said to be on the way, so get acquainted with her current collection of vintage footage-themed clips and check back for the new one soon. *Update: Both tunes are below: