8 Things Lana Del Rey Can Teach You About Living An Amazing Life

August 1, 2014 3:09 PM

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8 Things Lana Del Rey Can Teach You About Living An Amazing Life

Lana Del Rey is a hologram. She's a performing ghost that can only haunt a stage. Del Rey is someone who has successfully made her life "into a work of art," as she says, in spoken voice, at the end of her "Ride" video. She's the closest equivalent America has to Hatsune Miku, Japan's actually holographic and perfectly calculated pop star. She somehow floats between contradicting attributes: happy, morose, glamorous, tacky, original, cool, traditional, sweet and ultraviolent.

Lana Del Rey is, of course, a fake name. She has received a lot of hate. Critics seemed to sum her up as a cross between the Queen of Urban Outfitters and a body thrown off a record label's yacht. There was slut-shaming and there was howling about inauthenticity. Maybe you think she's the last perso...

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