I think that its strange that she’s paired up with Marina and the Diamonds because Marina purposely portrays female archetypes to tell other women that there’s nothing wrong with living through your ego from a feminist pro-woman standpoint AND in order to simultaneously show girls that its silly to live your life vicariously through it. Its essentially satire. The twist is that a good chunk of her fanbase takes her lyrics seriously.
When she’s paired with Lana, a lot of people do it because its a breath of fresh air for a woman in this generation to say that its “okay” to have your head shoved up your own ass and be vain and egotistical. But at the same time, where Marina’s portrayal is purely satirical, Lana’s isn’t.
I think I went at least 6-7 months playing Lana Del Rey’s songs on blast and they all essentially say the same thing -
“I want to be pretty, rich, and live my life receiving the love and validation that I can’t seek in myself.” In this single Gods and Monsters where this lyric originates, it boils down to that kind of mentality. If I’m in a sultry or lovelorn mood, I can listen to her music.
But if you listen to it because you somehow relate to her incessant need for validation, there’s a psychological problem that needs to be discussed with it. Even Lana said at one point that if people didn’t approve of her she’d probably become an alcoholic.
Yet 13 - 32 year olds worship her as some illustrious goddess that should be praised about her openness about her vanity and her pseudo-emotional fragility?
TLDR ; Ya’ll got issues.