ridiculously, but I can only think of about one other song that pairs perfectly with her stuff: Chris Isaak's
. What are some other artists or songs that fit into her languidly sultry niche?
The key things I'm responding to: An almost lazy delivery of the lyrics, weird sensuality, and big orchestration.
I don't mind that she has a crass commercial bent to her lyrics, in fact, I'd say that's part of what I might like about her (it fits in with all the Nabokov/Lolita stuff she references).
The other Chris Isaak songs I've listened to don't match up as well; Baby Did A Bad Bad Thing
is a little too rockin', but could maybe pass. I'm not familiar enough with his oeuvre to cherrypick out the best Lana-esque tracks, so any recommendations there would be appreciated.
Let's see...more examples: Damien Rice almost hits it with Volcano
, but most of his songs aren't quite sexy/trashy enough. Rufus Wainwright
nails the sexy/languid delivery and orchestration on a lot of his stuff.
If it helps, it's the sort of stuff you'd listen to (or sing!) while getting increasingly drunk and rolling around on a big velvet heart-shaped bed after getting the phone call that your sexy criminal lover just got picked up by the cops again (for stealing a cherry red mustang) and won't be meeting you at the motel.