REC'D: New Lana Del Rey - "Born To Die"

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Just a week after letting word slip about her forthcoming debut LP, Lana Del Rey has released the official audio for the album's title track, "Born To Die".

We first heard the track played live in the UK a few weeks back. Since then, it's fleshed itself out, aptly following "Video Games"'s footsteps. And if you've seen our recent Songs of 2011 list, you'll know this is a very good thing. It's effortlessly catchy and has replay value to spare.

I've one complaint though – "take a walk on the wild side / let me kiss you hard in the pouring rain / you like your girls insane" does not pack the same punch as the live version's "take a walk on the wild side / let me fuck you hard in the pouring rain / you like your girls insane". I think we'd all agree that a kiss in the rain is not that insane.

Born To Die, the album, is out January 30 in the UK. The single is out a week before (1/23). You can pre-order the album here.