Lana Del Rey finds truth in the artifice at Capital One Arena

“Pop culture is artifice, and the only pop star brave enough to fully acknowledge that is Lana Del Rey. The 32-year-old singer-songwriter has made a career out of authentically embracing inauthenticity, exploring the dark allure of nostalgic Americana for her generation of devotees. “Look at you kids with your vintage music,” she sings to them on “Love.” “You’re part of the past, but now you’re the future, signals crossing can get confusing.” On Thursday night, there was nothing confusing at Capital One Arena, where Del Rey invited the audience to visit the fantasy world she has created.”

Read more in The Washington Post.

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