This week’s track review is in praise of Lana Del Rey’s soundtrack for the new dark Disney movie ‘Maleficent’, starring cheek boney beauty Angelina Jolie. Often a fairly dull and morose performer, Del Rey’s original work doesn’t appeal to me much, beyond the hype of ‘Video Games’ her sullen tones often seem too miserable and lifeless to rouse any excitement however on this occasion, her melancholy style works wonders. As Maleficent is the dark twist of Sleeping Beauty, ‘Once Upon A Dream’ is the moody adaptation of it’s fairytale, Disney classic predecessor. With a spacey vocal effect sounding like it’s being played through an abandoned warehouse, on an old, dusty turntable. The aspect of creepiness reflects perfectly the tone of the darkened film that it soundtracks. All in all Del Rey’s rearrangement of a classic works fantastically and for once her sombre tone is well fitted and interesting.


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