Classes for Lana Del Rey fans are on. New York University’s Clive Davis Institute of Recorded Music has launched a new course focused on the singer-songwriter for this fall.
The two-credit course, titled “Topics in Recorded Music: Lana Del Rey,” will be taught by journalist and author Kathy Iandoli and will run from Oct. 20 to Dec. 8, according to reports diversity. The course description states: “Over the course of eight critically acclaimed albums, the six-time Grammy-nominated artist introduced a sad, melancholy and baroque version of dream pop, which in turn helped shape the sound (and mood). changing and reinventing ) of mainstream music beyond the 2010s. Through her compelling imagery and her thematic attention to mental health and stories of toxic, damaged love, Del Rey provided a new platform for artists of all genders to create substantive “anti-pop” works that could live in a mainstream that was once known as Chewing gum was categorized .”
The course will also explore Del Rey’s relationship to feminism, musical influences, and connection to social justice movements.
Earlier this year, the Clive Davis Institute also offered a course on Taylor Swift, exploring the superstar’s journey as a creative music entrepreneur, the legacy of pop and country songwriters that influenced the star, and utilizing discourses about youth and girlhood dealt with the media and music industry.
In May, Swift delivered the commencement address to New York University’s Class of 2022 and shared his wisdom as an honorary Doctor of Fine Arts.