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    Fri, 19 Oct 2012 08:42:45

    Lana Del Rey "Ride" Song Review — 5 out of 5 stars - By ARTISTdirect.com editor in chief Rick Florino...

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    "Singing blues has been getting old," croons Lana Del Rey on "Ride", the first single from Born To Die – The Paradise Edition out November 13.

    However, Del Rey has taken the blues down a new path with the heartbreakingly hypnotic track. Airy synths reverberate in the background as her powerful and potent delivery captivate. It's a brilliant and blissful rumination on escape as she confesses, "I've got a war in my mind. I just ride".

    Del Rey has always ruled the realm far outside of the standard pop box, but "Ride" takes her to a new place altogether. The song itself boasts an expansive soundscape that allows for the singer's voice to shine. Production-wise, it's warm and distant all at once. She gets poetic and pensive with the lyrics, but it's that smoky, smooth, and sultry melody that's utterly rapturous.

    It's one of Del Rey's best and a new high watermark for modern pop. The "blues" will never get old with her around.

    Rick Florino

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