Lana Del Rey’s ‘Honeymoon’ For One

On September 18, Lana Del Rey released her third album, Honeymoon. Her fans have been anticipating the album ever since, ‘High By The Beach,’ was released on August 10th of this year.

The elegant singer has done it once again, leaving her audience with a sense of loneliness and desire after finishing the album. Although the album is called, Honeymoon, there are not too many indications that this is a happy relationship between two people who just tied the knot. In fact, throughout the album it feels as if Lana is longing for someone to join her on this one woman honeymoon. The sense of loneliness can be felt in songs such as, ‘God Knows I Tried,’ and ‘The Blackest Day.’ Every song on the album is sure to make an impact on the listener. Lana is a great writer who knows how to be witty, but also real. She knows how to get her feelings across in her lyrics in the most creative ways and that is something to admired.

Her ‘Burnt Norton- Interlude,’ is captivating with her pleasant soft toned voice. The fourteen track album has bare beats, but the emptiness in the beats is filled with Lana’s lyrics and harmonizing voice.  Honeymoon definitely is the slowest out of the three albums, but I honestly feel like it is the most passionate album. Lana does not hide how she feels, and has no filter when she sings it. A song to note is ‘Art Deco.’ The lyrics are so clever, calling someone, “So Art Deco,” is genius. Art Deco is a type of visual art that contains bold geometric shapes and bright colors. It is a metaphor for someone who is glamorous and high maintenance. To go even deeper it could maybe even mean the person is so complicated and hard to read. ‘Art Deco,’ is another example of the intelligence and creativity Lana puts into her songs.

Here is an example of Art Deco:
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A song that sticks out in the album is, ‘Terrence Loves You.’ This song is just so beautiful starting with the instrumental. It is so simple and light on the ears it is hard not to stop and appreciate the artistry put into this song; and of course the deliverance of her well thought out lyrics is nothing short of amazing.

On the album there is not a song that is bad, but a song that does not fit in the fourteen song collection would have to be, ‘High By The Beach.’ The theme is there especially in the music video, but while listening to the album it feels just a bit out of place. It sounds like a song that would be on Born To Die. Again to clarify the song is not bad, in fact I enjoy it quite a bit. Especially the music video. Lana Del Rey is gorgeous while she seductively blows up the chopper with the paparazzi in it. Listen to the album yourself and let us know what your favorite song is and why in the comments below or on Twitter with the hashtag: #glamorouspaper!

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Celebrity Tweets of the Week

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Lana Del Rey is blessing us with two singles this week! On Monday she (finally) released her title track “Honeymoon” onto iTunes. She previously released this on YouTube in July. Now, after premiering “Music to Watch Boys to” on Apple Music, Lana is releasing it on iTunes on Friday the 11th. Getting antsy for the new album? Don’t worry, only one more week to go until Honeymoon is released.

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Bones is getting a very special guest star this season! After announcing a few weeks ago that Betty White would be appearing in season 11, star David Boreanaz posted a picture of him and Betty on set together. We are all very curious to find out who she is playing!

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Taylor Swift shared this photo on Twitter this week. A fan knitted this awesome sweater for her and gave it to Taylor at one of her concerts. Pretty cool, huh?

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Finally, Selena Gomez has a new album coming out very soon, and you can now pre-order it on iTunes! It’s called Revival, and it will be released on October 9th. In honor of that, she also released a new single today called “Same Old Love.” Order it today, we’re sure it’ll be a hit!

What did you think of Lana’s new singles? And how excited are you for new Selena? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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Celebrity Tweets of the Week

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This week Taylor Swift marked an important anniversary: it’s been one year since she released her hit “Shake It Off” and announced her latest album. Since then she’s been on a world tour with amazing surprise guests and sold out crowds. Taylor sure has had a fantastic year with 1989 and already has everyone waiting for a new album.

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Starbucks made an important announcement this week regarding their most popular drink. Everyone’s favorite fall latte, pumpkin spice, will now be made with real pumpkin! This confused some people, who thought there was already real pumpkin in their drinks, but now this latte will be more natural. It’s hitting stores on September 8th, make sure to try the new and improved fall favorite!

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Gillian Anderson shared a selfie from the set of The X-Files revival with her co-stars David Duchovny and Mitch Pileggi. Fans are very excited to see what this revival will be like! It’s going to air on Fox in January, make sure you check it out, because the gang’s all here!

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Ed Helms, who played Andy on The Office, shared a throwback Thursday picture of him and co-stars John Krasinski, Rainn Wilson, and Brian Baumgartner at the golden globes. He captioned it with one of Andy’s last lines from the finale of the hit comedy. It really brings back a lot of emotions from the finale and good memories from the nine years the show was on air.

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We have less than four weeks until Lana Del Rey’s new album Honeymoon is released, and this week was huge with news from it. The singer shared her tracklist, the album cover (shot by her sister Chuck Grant) and made it available to pre-order on iTunes. With the pre-order, you get her first single “High by the Beach” and a new song, “Terrence Loves You.” Her new single is incredibly soulful and jazzy; Lana shared that it is “close to her heart” and probably her favorite song on the album. Pre-order the album today, and expect it on September 18th!

Did you pre-order Honeymoon? And what do you think about the pumpkin spice latte change? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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Melanie Martinez: From Elimination to Glorification

On December 3 ,2012, on NBC’s ‘The Voice,’ Melanie Martinez was eliminated by the voters of America. Three years later, the people have spoke again making her debut album, ‘Cry Baby,’ number five on the Itunes top album chart. Since ‘The Voice,’ this twenty year-old woman from Long Island New York is thriving more than ever thanks to her talent.

Dollhouse EP

Before we move into Melanie’s album her EP, Dollhouse, was released in May 2014 and caught the attention of many music fans everywhere. The EP contains four songs, two of which graduated onto Cry Baby. The four songs on the EP include ‘Dollhouse,’ ‘Carousel,’ ‘Dead To Me,’ and ‘Bittersweet Tragedy.’ ‘Carousel’ was used for the popular television show on FX, American Horror Story season four. The music video resembles the eeriness of the show but takes on its own story. To be honest without the music video this song would not have the same impact it has. It brings out the darker tones of a carnival, and the dangers of falling in love with someone who just takes you round and round with no consideration of your feelings. Watch Carousel video here.

The favorite: ‘Bittersweet Tragedy.’ The song showcases a different side of Melanie’s style. She brings out her vocal talent and leaves the listener speechless when she finishes. She lets her voice carry the song with minimal music in the background, especially at the bridge. It is refreshing when an artist can stray away from the norm of their sound and still succeed in achieving that pleasant experience for their fans.

Cry Baby

Melanie Martinez’s debut album can be described in many ways, which I will get to, but if I had to describe it in two words or less, I would have to say it is melancholy pop. Melanie draws inspiration from Lana Del Rey’s mesmerizing vocals. There is no doubt that Melanie has a brilliant voice, but what distinguishes Melanie Martinez from many other artists, in her pop, and dark wave genre in her debut album, is her lyrics and style.

The dark childhood tone of the album can really hit home with some of Melanie’s listeners. she brings up broken homes, lost and tormented love, lust, and loneliness. In her song, ‘Dollhouse,’ there are two lines, “Everyone thinks we’re perfect./ Don’t let them see through the curtain.” In society, it is thought as important for families to maintain a certain image. Melanie embraces the darker side of childhood in this album and makes it relatable.Watch Dollhouse video here.

Some of Melanie’s lyrics can be cheesy, but it is made up with the music production of the album. The song ‘Soap’ for example has a great instrumental and the musical breakdown after Melanie sings the chorus is impressive. The same goes for ‘Pity Party.’ The lyrics in the chorus end with, “It’s my party I’ll cry if I want to.” It is a common phrase and lacks originality, but to be fair again the beat is enjoyable, and the back vocals being looped bring the song more to life.

The favorite: ‘Soap,’ has a great instrumental, and Melanie’s voice makes the song that much easier to listen to. It is a song I have put into my music library, and in my Spotify playlist.

All in all if you are a true music fan, you will enjoy ‘Cry Baby’ as a whole. Whether it is the lyrics, the music, Melanie’s eccentric style or dark videos, there are many reasons to like Melanie Martinez as an artist.  The album also come with a storybook, which helps explain the album better and give life to each song. Read Cry Baby’s storybook here.

You can also follow Melanie Martinez on Twitter @MelanieLBBH, and check her website for tour dates and more at Here. Please leave your comments and reviews on the album and share it with your friends!

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Celebrity Tweets of the Week: August 14th

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They’re back! TJ Thyne, who plays Dr. Hodgins on the Fox hit show Bones shared a small cast selfie on twitter this week. The gang is all on set to film season 11, which could possibly be their last. According to the show creator, there is going to be a crazy, dramatic story arc for Hodgins and Angela this season. Fingers crossed they stay together!

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Bones isn’t the only show filming this week… American Horror Story: Hotel is one of the most highly anticipated premieres this fall, and Lady Gaga is really teasing us. With this tweet, we can be sure that this season will awesome. Not only will Lady Gaga be in the cast, but so will Matt Bomer, Angela Bassett, Wes Bentley, and Lily Rabe. Is it October yet?!

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Mindy Kaling shared yet another picture from The Mindy Project season 4 set, where she appears to be holding a cookbook written by Jake and Maggie Gyllenhaal. Unfortunately, this is not a real book and is simply a prop. But if this is a hint of what is to come, season four will surely be hilarious.

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Sir Patrick Stewart stopped by Buzzfeed and saw a familiar face. A few weeks ago he asked Taylor Swift if he could join her legendary squad, and of course Taylor agreed! Patrick took this adorable picture with a Taylor cardboard cutout. Hopefully these two will hang out in real life soon!

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It’s here! Lana Del Rey’s first official single off her upcoming album Honeymoon was released on Monday, and on Thursday Lana shared the music video for “High by the Beach” on Vevo. The video takes place (where else) on the beach, and shows her struggle for privacy when the paparazzi is always after her. It also has a crazy ending you won’t see coming. Check it out below!

What did you think of Lana’s video? And which fall show are you most excited for? Let us know in the comments or tweet us using #glamorouspaper!

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