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The Irish Times - Friday - The Ticket - - GOING OUT - TONYCLAYTON-LEA

Born to Die, or two if you count The Par­adise edi­tion), Del Ray makes her de­but in Dublin with a pair of sold-out shows and a rake of Chi­nese whispers: does she write her own songs? Did she re­ally live in a trailer park in her early 20s, work­ing with the home­less and drink/drug de­pen­dent? Why were her pre­vi­ous al­bums with­drawn from iTunes?

Such gossip was bound to de­tract from the mu­sic, yet let there be no mis­take: Del Ray’s reper­toire is some­thing of a cau­tiously adorable one-off. Cin­e­matic retro-pop with lithe shades of hip-hop, lyrics that al­lude to wilder­ness-years sex and (lit­er­ally) bruised re­la­tion­ships. Just can’t wait for this one, can you?

Thurs, Dublin

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