Lana del Rey spoils our ears with “Ride”

Lana del Ray - Ride music video |

After calling this repackaged edition of her album “an afterthought” I didn’t have much hope that Lana would wow me.

Yet, it seems our favorite introverted blow-up-doll has been hard at work crafting solid music. “Ride”, the first single from the Born to Die Paradise Edition (which stands at a whopping 24 tracks!), is a step up in the evolution of Lana del Rey while still sounding like it sonically fits on her original release.

Lana del Ray, Ride

Her vocals are smooth and silky where they need to be, while still strong in other moments.

Fingers crossed things sound like this live…well a boy can dream can’t he!?

Grade: A-