Dazed Digital –Lana Del Rey has dropped heavy hints about her plans to take part in a magic mass “binding” ritual against Donald Trump today. The singer shared a cryptic series of dates – “Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23” – on her Twitter account earlier this morning, along with clue: “Ingredients can b found online.” While fans initially thought the post was something to do with the release of Rey’s new album, it was quickly linked to an anti-Trump witchcraft ritual.
There is….a lot to unpack here folks. It’s past 3 pm and I don’t want to think, let alone blog. I have about 5 more queued up that I won’t get to. But I can’t let this one go. It just has me. So I’ll give it a shot.
Lana Del Rey has always been a weird bird. She’s just a bit of a space cadet and doesn’t really seem, present, I guess. She’s like a musical Luna Lovegood. In fact, A lot of people suspect “Lana Del Rey” is more of a character, a performance art piece, than just a stage name. Think Andrew W-K-esque
Even if that’s true. Even if Lana Del Rey is a character portrayed by Elizabeth Grant, this is still a weird fucking move. For a couple reasons:
Firstly, it’s just an odd PR move in general. Character or not Lana Del Rey has done a lot to keep herself in the public eye and “make it” as a musician. Doing something as risky as both alienating half the political spectrum and professing a proclivity for the occult in one fell sweep just isn’t a smart play when folks like Halsey, Elle King, and Tove Lo are running laps around your ass.
Next, there is the fact that it’s more than her involved in this thing. There is actually a worldwide contingency of people that think if they make hand puppets at the moon something bad will happen to POTUS or he will be removed from office or something. I wouldn’t go as far as to say I am a total non-believer of the supernatural, but fringe members of society arranging a telepathic, lunar version of Hands Across America isn’t going to cut it when to comes to bringing down the most powerful man in the world.
So it remains to be seen how this all plays out for our girl Lana. N. Korea is firing off a new cruise missile every day so if this is a legit thing she isn’t doing a very good fucking job. All in all this is probably just a play to sell some tickets. Come for the songs, stay for a possible sighting of the 4th Sanderson Sister.