Were you under the impression that Lana Del Rey went for nebbishy marching-band types? Not so! As her album Born to Die makes clear, Del Rey prefers muscle-bound, tatted-up bad boys—and now, just to keep everyone in the loop, the hipster chanteuse has released "Big Bad Wolf," a new song that makes her affections even more apparent.
If you couldn't tell from the title, the track is a feast of fairy-tale metaphors: innocents wandering into the woods, rascals stealing apples, wolves ripping clothes. As with many things about LDR, it's a little unclear how many of these lyrical tropes are the result of a real fascination with the aesthetics and how many are part of a character she's playing—lines like "I heart you and I wanna be your girl" definitely point toward the latter—but they either way, they add up to three minutes of mildly enjoyable ridiculousness.
And, if after listening to "Big Bad Wolf" you find yourself strangely enticed by the idea of using Little Red Riding Hood as an allegory for the alluring danger of male sexuality, we'll have you know that Neil Jordan's 1984 classic The Company of Wolves is available on YouTube in its entirety. Somebody please make a mash-up!