Following the success of her first major label album, Lana Del Rey released an EP containing 9 new songs. Paradise came out on November 9, 2012, and was also packaged with a re-released version of Born To Die. The EP reached number 10 on the Billboard 200 album charts, and received generally positive reviews. The new songs are similar to those on Lana's debut, though do stay calmer and aim for more mature themes. The first single from Paradise is the introspective ballad, "Ride," though her cover of "Blue Velvet" was also released ahead of the EP. In early 2013, "Burning Desire" was a single and was used to promote the new Jaguar F-type automobile. Later in 2013, Lana also released a short film called Tropico, which included three of the Paradise songs: "Body Electric," "Gods & Monsters," and "Bel Air."
Highlights on Paradise include "Bel Air," "Ride," and "Body Electric."
Tropico (Short Film)
Tropico was released on December 4, 2013. The 27-minute film was directed by Anthony Mandler, and features three Paradise songs: "Body Electric," "Gods & Monsters," and "Bel Air." Extra footage between the songs continues the story and plot of the film. Lana Del Rey acts as Eve and Mary, and co-star Shaun Ross portrays Adam. While the film starts in the Garden of Eden (during the song "Body Electric"), the rest of the film takes in modern times with updated versions of Adam and Eve.
|1||Ride||Lana Del Rey, Justin Parker|
|2||American||Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels, Emile Haynie|
|3||Cola||Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels|
|4||Body Electric||Lana Del Rey, Rick Nowels|
|5||Blue Velvet||Lee Morris, Bernie Wayne|
|6||Gods & Monsters||Lana Del Rey, Tim Larcombe|
|7||Yayo||Lana Del Rey|
|8||Bel Air||Lana Del Rey, Dan Heath|
|9||Burning Desire||Lana Del Rey, Justin Parker||iTunes Store Bonus Track|