Lana Del Rey, the lush-lipped singer and songwriter, has been making headlines since the release of her first album Born To Die, and as the release of her latest single, Blue Jeans, approaches, it appears that the young songstress hasn't lost her ability to stir up controversy.
Lana Del Rey appears on the Blue Jeans single cover with a hand gently grabbing her neck. The arm that rests across her bosom and reaches across her neck -- which appears to be someone else's -- has a full tattoo sleeve. Although it's hard to make out the details of the images on tattooed-arm, the details strewn across the fingers are much easier to determine: The tattooed hand has F--k written across each the knuckles of the hand.
The latest move by Lana Del Rey is just another polarizing ploy by the young singer that has many in the media gawking over her ability to garner attention. On the cover, the young singer lays, eyes closed, in an aqueous-lit sand surface with her hair strategically swept aside into a wave. She wears a revealing white dress from which the bones of her shoulders stick out in. The low-cut of the dress is blocked only by the hand that grasps her neck.
Lana Del Rey tweeted, Blue Jean cover art, video coming soon. The cover art of the new single was attached to the tweet. In a follow-up tweet, Lana Del Rey posted a photo of her exhaling cigarette smoke into a gentleman's face. The boy in the photo is presumably the one who hand his hand strewn across Lana Del Rey for the cover of the Blue Jeans single.
The singer is scheduled to perform on American Idol soon according to several online reports. The Idolator says that the singer's name is printed alongside schedule performers Demi Lovato and Daughtry for the March 15 taping of the show.
The last time Lana Del Rey was on network television was a complete disaster. The singer performed two songs on SNL and was lambasted by several in the media -- including anchor and managing editor of NBC Nightly News, Brian Williams.
Brooklyn hippster [sic] Lana Del Rey had one of the worst outings in SNL history last night -- booked on the strength of her TWO SONG web EP, the least-experienced musical guest in the show's history... said Williams in an email to Gawker.
Lana Del Rey's single Blue Jeans will be the second of the singers career, following the impeccable success of her first single, Video Games.
So what do you think of the Blue Jeans cover?
Is it too risqué?
Would you watch Lana Del Rey on American Idol if it happens?