Directions Lana Del Rey Could Take On Her New Album

07/29/2013
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(Radio.com) While Lana Del Rey had intimated never releasing a sophomore album, she let it slip that she's been working on a new full-length to follow-up the enormous success of Born to Die, which went on to sell more than 3.4 million copies worldwide.

"It's a little more stripped down but still cinematic and dark." the singer told BBC Newsbeat about the album back in February, adding that she has "moved on to a more spiritual place lyrically."

What sonic directions could Del Rey take with her next album? While she might be all but guaranteed continued success with more racy torch songs, her vocal styling could allow her to take a wide range of musical chances and likely get away with it.

Go Deep Into The Dance Club Scene The dance floor loves Lana Del Rey. A simple online search for Del Rey remixes turns up dozens of different versions of practically every song she's ever released. The Cedric Gervais remix of "Summertime Sadness" (below) is a hit on the Billboard Dance/Mixshow Airplay chart, reaching No. 4. With EDM's booming popularity paving the way for more subtle forms of dance music, Del Rey could easily flirt with making a tasteful house music album with the help of producers like Disclosure, MK and Derrick Carter.

Bring Hard Rock Classics To The Orchestra Part of Del Rey's Americana-driven persona have been plenty of faded and torn classic rock t-shirts featuring logos of bands like Guns 'N Roses and AC/DC. The shirts aren't just for show the singer was spotted hitting up a pair of L.A. Guns 'N Roses shows and even hanging out with the Axl Rose, causing speculation that the two were dating. Much like Nouvelle Vague flipping punk and new wave songs into bossa nova style tunes, Del Rey could pluck hard rock classics and give them the orchestral treatment. Guns 'N Roses' "Patience," Black Sabbath's "Planet Caravan," even Alice Cooper's "Only Women Bleed" with the right symphonic arrangements, Del Rey could retool classic rock for a new generation with her own signature style. Three other possible ways she can go.

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