In the name of higher consciousness/ I let the very best man I met go./ It’s nice to love & be loved/ but it’s better to know all you can know.
Photo by Judith Levitt (2006)
Angel-faced ingenue Lizzy Grant (now sultry femme fatale Lana Del Rey) live & unaccompanied in 2006, when we first met her as a sweet siren in a vintage wedding dress. She & Bryan were finalists together in Jezebel Music’s Williamsburg Live Singer/Songwriter Competition, where she hypnotized room after room with her soft, haunting voice & soulful lyrics. There’s a documentary of the competition with interviews & live video from teenaged Lizzy’s first Brooklyn debut, all fresh-faced & starry-eyed.
A year later, to the chagrin of many boys of North Brooklyn, she cut her long locks into a mod platinum bob & started developing her current addictive sound.
Photo by Jen McManus (2008)