Kill Kill is the first extended play (EP) by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey. It was released on October 21, 2008 in the United States through 5 Points Records under Del Rey's real name, Lizzy Grant. The three songs on the EP would later be included on the 2010 album Lana Del Ray. "Yayo" would later be re-recorded and released a third time, on Del Rey's 2012 EP, Paradise. "Kill Kill" was the EP's only single. A music video accompanied the track and was published in 2008.
The title track, "Kill Kill", was originally titled "The Ocean"; however, the title changed after a record producer dismissed the name as "boring". 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 (David Kahne), 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 and producer 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. Writing for The Huffington Post, Felicia C. Sullivan said that the EP was "decidedly anti-genre", containing elements of jazz, pop, electronica, rock, and blues.
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