WATCH: Lana Del Rey's 'Hunger Games'

Lana Del Rey's 15 minutes may be nearing their end (she did just postpone her tour after tanking on SNL), but she's got one last charge towards relevance up her sleeve; just check out her new jam inspired by The Hunger Games called, simply, "Hunger Games." So Lana. So Katniss. "This District smells like rat piss/My name is Katniss/I play the Hunger Gaaaaames..."

Okay, so it's not technically Lana Del Rey. But isn't Lana Del Rey herself more of an idea, really? One made of pouty lips and moody sunsets and Veronica Lake hair that belongs to us all? Well anyway, Second City's Holly Laurent does an uncanny job smashing together these two zeitgeisty entities into one weirdly perfect package that boils down both the neophyte songstress and Suzanne Collins' bestselling YA phenomenon to their essences.

[Thanks to @earnestp for the heads up]


  • Alex says:

    If topping the UK charts with 117,000 week 1 sales is nearing the end of your 15 minutes, sign me up.

  • Brian says:

    #peeta loves baking lol

  • rad times says:

    It's okay to be phoney as hell in pop, but her engineered 'retro-girl-as-doormat, quasi-MKUltra Project Monarch puppet (look it up), void-eyed belle on pills' trip is seriously cynical - and as usual, ineffective; sort of sulky Orange County spoiled rich drip, not Echo Park siren.

  • j'accuse! says:

    Why is she a thing Jen? You and my 17 year old girl cousin finally got me around to accepting The Hunger Games, but for the life of me I do not get the Del Rey thing or why she's being shoved down our throats. For gahd's sake, at least the Biebs and Bruno Mars did some, you know, music.