Sunday, February 5, 2012
Kristen Wiig's Pointed (and Hilarious) Defense of Lana Del Rey's SNL Performance
Kristen Wiig does an incredible pointed defense of Lana Del Rey's SNL performance as Lana Del Rey herself. While the impersonation may of not been spot on it was really funny and the comedic commentary itself poised some serious questions too about internet bullying. I guess it is safe to say that if you are a performer these days then you cannot let the hordes of internet babble get to you at all. Face it, most of those on You Tube and other forms of internet media will never scratch the success of those they ravish with their snarky comments. While I was not enamored with Del Rey's performance either, it was clear that someone in her camp attempted to make her intimate songs grander than previous performances. It was a big mistake and clearly Del Rey seemed to approach the songs differently as well, singing in a lower register in spots. It is only one performance and as a songwriter, Lana Del Rey is writing some amazing songs like Video Games which can bury itself deep in your musical soul if you allow it to. My favorite live Video Games performance is at Corinthia Hotel in London. The performance is stripped back with little reverb on her voice. Less is more with Lana. Enjoy.