Lana Del Ray – Video Games

October 30, 2011

“Video Games” is a bleak and dark track with, in a calculated and ingenious decision, pretty generic and cliche lyrics. The darkness comes from Elizabeth Grant’s delivery: she sounds like she just woke up from a long sleep and is lazily recounting the nightmare she just had. But the for Lana Del Ray, that nightmare seems to have something to do with life’s inauthenticity. Just like a video game, you can invest as hard as you want, but at the end of the day you’ll always be reminded just how inconsequential it all is–it’s all just “Video Games.”