It’s amazing that stuff like this can slip through the cracks even now, but word around the internet campfire this morning is that some unspecified amount of time ago, Lana Del Rey recorded an album called Sirens under the name May Jailer. This would predate the soon-to-be-reissued debut album Lana Del Rey A.K.A. Lizzy Grant, and it would mean Sirens is, actually, Del Rey’s first album. I should stress that none of this has been officially confirmed anywhere, but the tracks from Sirens are out there now, and if they aren’t LDR, they’re a pretty amazing fake.
The songs on Sirens find LDR (or a gifted imposter) singing tremulously over acoustic guitars, showing plenty of the languid mystique that would later come to define her but also displaying a different sort of fragile Lee Hazlewood narco-haze vibe. On first listen, I like it! Listen to some songs below.
Hear the rest of the songs here, and hurry up before somebody takes the streams down.