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- Posted on Jan 27th 2012 10:39AM by Dan Reilly
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Del Rey/Grant broke the news in an interview with the BBC, saying, "I had signed to an independent label but they couldn't fund the release of it. People act like it's so shrouded in mystery, the 'forgotten terrible album.' But if you look on YouTube, all 13 tracks are available with millions of views, so it's not like no-one's heard them. We were all proud of it. It's pretty good."
It's been widely reported that the album was removed from iTunes, with people assuming that it's because she wants to wipe away her past as plain old singer-songwriter Lizzy Grant. That seemed plausible given all her rebranding and major-label backing, but it would also be quite stupid to believe that anyone can wipe away their very recent public past in this day and age.
So, yeah, here we are, a few days away from the release of 'Born to Die,' with probably a million more think pieces about her to go. Carry on.