Okay, Lana Del Rey's "Born To Die" might actually, officially be my favorite album of 2012. I don't really care about the rumors and what everyone says that she's just to made up and "fabricated". Come to think of it: nowadays, who isn't anyway? She happens to have a great team behind her curating her impeccably rendered prissy-meets-rowdy image which, honestly, couldn't fascinate me more at this point.
National Anthem is one of my favorite tracks off "BTD" and though it triggered images of a different feel in my head, I am utterly in love with this 7+ minute video. Directed by Anthony Mandler of Les Enfants Terribles. National Anthem is amazingly styled and lazily evolves into a gorgeous masterpiece. I love how certain iconic references are beautifully woven together in a pretty unconventional light and script!
For some reason "Money is the reason we exist, everybody knows it. It's a fact. Kiss kiss." is stuck in my head since the first time I heard this song, maybe because -sadly- it's the truth.