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Released October 21, 2008
Length 00:13:34
Producers David Kahne
Label Labels2
EP Discography
NKF1
KK2
LDREP1

Kill Kill was the first digital EP by Lana Del Rey. It was released on October 21, 2008 in the US through 5 Points Records under her then stage name Lizzy Grant. The three songs on the EP would later be included on her first studio album, Lana Del Ray, in 2010.

Background and composition

The title track, "Kill Kill", was originally titled "The Ocean"; however the title changed after it was dismissed as "boring" by her producer David Kahne. In frustration, Lana crossed out "The Ocean" above the lyrics, and wrote "Kill Kill" in place of a title.

"Yes, when I recorded with Davey, we recorded 13 songs. So I was never expecting to release an EP, but when iTunes came to us and became fervent supporters and said, “Put out anything and we'll give you the artist's spotlight,” we decided, okay, we'll just put out an EP, which was released on October 21."

In an interview, Del Rey called the EP's genre, "Hawaiian glam metal." Artists that influenced the EP's sound include Elvis, Poison, and Van Halen. Songwriter David Nichtern revealed to MTV that Kill Kill was a way for Del Rey and her team to generate some buzz before releasing a fully produced studio album. He also called the title track, "a very good song."

Singles

"Kill Kill" was the EP's only single. A music video accompanied the track and was published in 2008, but the song never received individual, physical, or radio release.

Track listing

No. TitleWriter(s)Producer(s) Length
1. "Kill KIll"  Lana Del ReyDavid Kahne 3:59
2. "Yayo"  Lana Del ReyDavid Kahne 5:45
3. " Gramma (Blue Ribbon Sparkler Trailer Heaven)"  Lana Del Rey, David KahneDavid Kahne 3:55
Total length:
13:39

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