Lana Del Rey (formerly known as Lizzy Grant) has written songs with Scottish singer songwriter David Sneddon and his writing partner, James Bauer-Mein as The Nexus. They have also written for and produced other emerging artists such as Hurts and Matt Cardle. Lana Del Rey built up a huge following on YouTube in 2011 with her song ‘Video Games’ and she was tipped for big things in 2012. She has appeared on the BBCs ‘Later With Jools Holland’ and she is on the cover of Q magazine January 2012.
DIY Blog likens the song ‘National Anthem’ to the band All Saints and sees the song as a potential chart hit. Quote:” As a pop song, capable of breaking into the charts - and this is the context we should be putting Del Rey in… it’s a potential no.1 hit.”Quote Kicksnare blog – ‘Leak after demo after leak has hit the net. The latest ‘National Anthem’ is the first track to really catch me since ‘Video Games’….. Her beautiful and unique voice sometimes doesn’t seem to fit the tempo of her music, but ‘National Anthem’ is brilliant… Lana channels a westcoast vibe that takes me back to the days when slow, soulful and gritty westcoast hip-hop ruled my radio – perfectly showcasing her brazenly seductive attitude. So take into account this is a leak and know the final mix will only be even more spectacular Ok Miss Del Rey, you have finally done it, I am under your spell.’ http://kickkicksnare.com/2012/01/06/lana-del-rey-national-anthem/
I’ve been following Scottish singer songwriter David Sneddon’s career since he was on a tv show in 2002 where he was a true talent. In 2006 he played small venue gigs and I have reviews posted here on the blog from 2007, and I have spoken with David on several occasions. My ear for music has never failed me yet! I grew up playing music and my children all studied music. In recent years David has worked as a songwriter for other artists in London. It validates my belief to read of his recent successes. Well done David! I'm very proud of My Portfolio Photos of David Sneddon that I consider some of my best work - http://pkimage.co.uk/davidsneddon
The Nexus and David Sneddon also co -wrote the track ‘Driving In Cars With Boys’ with Del Rey.
DAVID SNEDDON is a Scottish singer songwriter and one of the most successful graduates from a reality tv show. He works as part of the UK based songwriting and music production team "The Nexus" along with James Bauer-Mein and they have built a strong reputation as songwriters the past few years. The Nexus" work on major label projects across the UK, Europe and US.