Last Lap: Are You Afraid Of Lana Del Rey?

by (@kat_george)

Are You Afraid Of Lana Del Rey?
The Awl tries to dissect the Lana Del Rey beast, “the Manichean death match between veracity and popular consumption, the Del Rey Affair [that] has brought head-scratching and hand-wringing to new highs,” makes some interesting observations, but generally just gives you more to think about. [The Awl]

A Park Will Be Built in Seattle In Honor Of Jimi Hendrix
And it will be guitar shaped, no less. The park will be unveiled next year in honor of Jimi Hendrix‘s would-be 70th birthday. [NME]

Willow Smith Drops “Fireball” Video Preview
Willow Smith dropped an ambiguous, epic, disaster movie style preview of her video for new single “Fireball” featuring Nicki Minaj. We’re expecting some serious business for the video’s debut, given the tantalizing nature of the trailer. [Idolator]

Lou Reed & Metallica Get An Aronofsky Directed Video For “The View”
Amidst all the vitriol Lou Reed & Metallica‘s Lulu has received, the collaborators seem to be giving the world the middle finger by saying “ner, we’ve got a Darren Aronofsky video, what have you got?” [Prefix]

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