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: "Yes, when I recorded with [[David Kahne|Davey]], we recorded 13 songs. So I was never expecting to release an EP, but when iTunes came to us and became fervent supporters and said, “Put out anything and we'll give you the artist's spotlight,” we decided, okay, we'll just put out an EP, which was released on October 21."
 
: "Yes, when I recorded with [[David Kahne|Davey]], we recorded 13 songs. So I was never expecting to release an EP, but when iTunes came to us and became fervent supporters and said, “Put out anything and we'll give you the artist's spotlight,” we decided, okay, we'll just put out an EP, which was released on October 21."
   
In an interview, Del Rey called the EP's genre, "Hawaiian glam metal." Artists that influenced the EP's sound include Elvis, Poison, and Van Halen. Songwriter David Nichtern revealed to MTV that ''Kill Kill'' was a way for Del Rey and her team to generate some buzz before releasing a fully produced studio album. He also called the title track, "a very good song."
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In an interview, Del Rey called the EP's genre, "Hawaiian glam metal." Artists that influenced the EP's sound include Elvis, Poison, and Van Halen. Songwriter and founder of [[5 Points Records]], David Nichtern, revealed to MTV that ''Kill Kill'' was a way for Del Rey and her team to generate some buzz before releasing a fully produced studio album. He also called the title track, "a very good song."
   
 
==Critical reception==
 
==Critical reception==

Revision as of 10:16, August 8, 2017

Kill Kill EP HQ
Released October 21, 2008
Length 00:13:34
Producers David Kahne
Label 5pointslogo
EP Discography

Kill Kill was the first digital EP by Lana Del Rey. It was released on October 21, 2008 in the US through 5 Points Records under her then stage name Lizzy Grant. The three songs on the EP would later be included on her first studio album,Lana Del Ray, in 2010.

Background and composition

The title track, "Kill Kill", was originally titled "The Ocean"; however the title changed after it was dismissed as "boring" by her producer David Kahne. In frustration, Del Rey crossed out "The Ocean" above the lyrics, and wrote "Kill Kill" in place of a title.

"Yes, when I recorded with Davey, we recorded 13 songs. So I was never expecting to release an EP, but when iTunes came to us and became fervent supporters and said, “Put out anything and we'll give you the artist's spotlight,” we decided, okay, we'll just put out an EP, which was released on October 21."

In an interview, Del Rey called the EP's genre, "Hawaiian glam metal." Artists that influenced the EP's sound include Elvis, Poison, and Van Halen. Songwriter and founder of 5 Points Records, David Nichtern, revealed to MTV that Kill Kill was a way for Del Rey and her team to generate some buzz before releasing a fully produced studio album. He also called the title track, "a very good song."

Critical reception

Felicia Sullivan of The Blog stated that the songs from the three track EP "offer an eclectic mix of jazz, pop, electronica, rock, blues and hopeful melancholy. Her videos are quirky, odd, magical and infatuated with Americana. And while scores of other artists attempt to craft pithy esoteric poetry, Grant’s lyrics are wholly dark, elegant, and beautiful".[1] Index magazine, also praised the EP, saying that "the music is lush and cinematic, with strings, Wurlitzers, and electric guitars, recalling 50s-era Americana both sonically and thematically. The mix is anchored by Lizzy's voice, which twists between a smoky gravel and a breathy Marilyn coo as she wails about the timeless ache of love in a modern world.[2]

Singles

"Kill Kill" was the EP's only single. A music video accompanied the track and was published in 2008, but the song never received individual, physical, or radio release.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Kill KIll"  Lana Del ReyDavid Kahne 3:59
2. "Yayo"  Lana Del ReyDavid Kahne 5:45
3. "Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)"  Lana Del Rey, David KahneDavid Kahne 3:55
Total length:
13:39

References

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