Lana Del Rey’s Americana In Greece

lanadelrey1American singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey will sing the night of July 8 at the Rockwave Festival that take place every year at Terra Vibe Park, in Malakassa, Attica, Greece. Del Rey is one of the most famous singers worldwide and is considered to be the new “star” if the international music scene.

The 26-year-old singer will appear on stage accompanied by the British post-punk band Echo And The Bunnymen.

Elizabeth Woolridge is her real name but her fans know her by her stage name.  After she released her debut single Video Games in June 2011, a music video created by Del Rey for the song was posted on YouTube in August 2011.

After the song became a viral internet hit with over 20 million views, her second studio album, Born to Die, was released in January 2012. The album sold over 3.6 million copies worldwide in 2012, making it the fifth best-selling album of 2012. Charting across Europe, this album spawned numerous top ten hits, including Blue Jeans, National Anthem, Born to Die, and Summertime Sadness.

Del Rey’s music has been noted for its cinematic sound and its references to various aspects of pop culture, particularly that of the 1950’s and ’60s Americana. The singer has described herself as a “self-styled gangsta Nancy Sinatra.”

Before signing to a major record label, Del Rey provided sole production of her music videos. Musically, she draws influence from what she deems to be the masters of each genre, including Elvis Presley, Amy Winehouse, Janis Joplin, Eminem, Bruce Springsteen, and Britney Spears, as well as from poetry and film noir.