Literary Nonfiction. Music. Biography. The controversial artist Lana Del Rey seemed to appearfully-formed with her melancholy viral hit Video Games, but her story started long before. She had written and performed for many years under many names with no fanfare. Each time she changed her name, the artist was drawn closer to the finished product: the synthesis of real life and fantasy we see now. In this anatomy, F.A. Mannan considers all that has gone into the Del Rey equation: the music, poetry, films, places, and experiences that allow the songs to communicate despite the media circus around them. The guide considers the way the music industry and press operate, and the tense gender politics and blurry notions of authenticity that jut into Del Rey's otherworldly image. This is the definitive treatment of Lana Del Rey's work to date.
F.A. Mannan has a BA in Computer Science from Cambridge and an Master of Music in Songwriting from Bath Spa. His thesis was on academic notions of authenticity in Born To Die by Lana Del Rey. From London, he has worked both as a software engineer and a sound engineer.Author City: UNK