Wait sorry if i’m being stupid but was Tropico Lana's last project? That's what I thought but then someone else told me it wasnt... So is she done with music? Thanks!
Well, “Tropico” in general wasn’t a musical project. Obviously the songs were from Paradise Edition which was released in November, 2012. So “Tropico” was more of a visual project. And no, actually she just finished up her new album called “Ultra-violence”. It’s supposed to be released this year.
The only reason the remix is nominated for a Grammy is because they made it radio friendly. For some reason, a lot of people who listen to the radio (not all) would turn off the original so fast. Lana has a huge fan base, but she also seems to be an acquired taste. The dance version makes people more comfortable with her music. Which is bullshit, but true. So because it had so much success on the radio, it get s put in for a Grammy. Oh and that other rude anon is the one who sucks, not Lana.
I agree. I personally don’t even think her music is uncomfortable. It sickens me how some people think that her songs are so bad because they’re not 100% happy bullshit that they hear all the time. And it’s hilarious how people dislike her because of that, because I bet every single one of them has felt depressed or sad at least once in their life and honestly, there’s nothing wrong with thinking about things deeply at least once. I’m talking from my own experience, when I was in America, I had a person with me in the car and Summertime Sadness came on the radio (the original, whoohoo) and she said “ew this is so depressing” like there was actually something awfully disgusting about not being happy or with the lyrics of the song. To me, personally, the song reminds me of everything good, of the good feelings and that true happiness (of course I tear up every time I hear the song, duh) but I still do not understand how people can even dance to it, the remixed version. It’s not meant to be happy, it’s not for the clubbing crap. It takes all the emotion out of the song. I would gladly dance to the original, as long as it is true to my heart because that’s what music is about - it’s about feeling.
The remix is fucking terrible and it is NOMINATED FOR A GRAMMY???????!?!?!?! Ugh.
WHAT……… A GRAMMY……………………. NO WAY. That remix hurts my ears. I’m so pissed about it. Like what the actual fuck is that thing. Makes me so upset that the person who remixed it basically trashed the whole song and video because it’s just awful. I heard 10 times better remixes of her songs which are actually really good (even though I don’t enjoy remixed songs often) and they don’t even get played by radio stations. Ridiculous.
Honestly, one of my favorites parts of Tropico was just in the credits "Written by Lana Del Rey". I was like yes Lana you fucking go that monologue was absolutely perfect
Haha actually the monologues were not by Lana. The first one (“…I sing the Body Electric.The armies of those I love engirth me and I engirth them… -, Oh, I say now, these are the soul.”) is a poem called "I Sing The Body Electric" by Walt Whitman, second one - (“I saw the best minds of my generation destroyed by madness…”) is a poem called "Howl" by Allen Ginsberg. The last one (“And so, from being created in his likeness, to being banished for wanting to be too much like him, we were cast out, and the Garden of Eden transformed into the Garden of Evil… -, Paradise lost.”) however, was her original work.
Can you please explain tropico because I watched it and I was confused?? Thanks :)
Well obviously everyone has a different opinion on how they’d explain Tropico. I don’t know how to explain it, you just feel it and watch it over and over again. I just think that when Lana and Shaun bit the forbidden fruit (Body Electric), God banished them from Garden of Eden and they were sent to Garden of Evil (Gods And Monsters) and later they basically wash each other from their sins (before Bel Air) and I think Bel Air is basically God taking them back to heaven. I mean obviously I could be completely wrong, it’s just what I think Tropico is about. Plus, to Lana, all of this has more hidden meaning which obviously we don’t know.
It’s starting to really piss me off how people are now comparing Lana to Miley Cyrus. You need to stop. I can’t believe Lana’s name is even in the same sentence as hers. This is embarrasing and really annoying.