Since Lana′s new song, Love was released on February the 18th everyone was going crazy, crazy. You know that is what happens when reportedly the queen of modern music is going to release a new album. It had the classic Lana vibes and the vintage music video typical for her. Gossip was also saying that the new album is gonna be called Young And In Love which was just being proved by this song. Everything was just a rumor and it did not have it this time. Not a long time after this song Lana released the trailer for the new album which definitely destroyed the idea of her album being called Young and In Love. The accompanying Lust for Life album trailer features Del Rey as a mysterious figure living inside the Hollywood sign in Los Angeles, echoing the combination of vintage film and space imagery from her latest music video for “Love.”
Lana has released the title track from her upcoming album Lust for Life. The song aired today on Mistajam’s BBC Radio 1 show and features vocals from The Weeknd, which Del Rey revealed in an interview with Courtney Love for this month’s Dazed magazine. She also said that “Lust for Life” was reworked after consulting Swedish songwriter-producer and pop guru Max Martin, who suggested that Del Rey’s verse becomes the song’s chorus.An album release date for Lust for Life has not yet been confirmed. In her interview with MistaJam, Del Rey noted that the album also has “an acoustic side,” including one song called “Yosemite” and her previously announced collaboration with Sean Lennon, “Tomorrow Never Came.” Rumors also say that this album has to be pop-influenced and radio friendly. Which might explain the sound of Lust for life.
The releasing date is not known yet. Lana just said on twitter that it might be “coming out soon.” But the same thing said, Dan Smith from Bastille 3 years ago and the album was released just in September of 2016, haha. But If Del Rey says it’s coming soon, it’s probably coming soon. The best way to find out for sure may be to attend a concert of hers because her track record shows she loves to go directly to her fans with information on release dates.
The Weekend is the one we already know about. Elsewhere, rumors are flying about names new and old being involved. Yoko Ono and Sean Lennon (yes, John Lennon’s son) are thought to be involved, and the logo of their record company (Chimera Music) is the winged-creature to the right of the Weeknd’s logo you see above. Lennon has already started helping to promote Del Rey’s album on his Facebook page, and teased fans with a mysterious message: “The ‘ingredients’ she puts in look very fascinating!”Del Rey has also recently expressed her admiration for Courtney Love on Twitter, and songwriter BØRNS did not exactly dismiss a fan’s hope that he’d team up with Del Rey for a collaboration.
Lana teased her new music’s political undertones in her BBC Radio 2 interview, explaining that she began the recording process “thinking that the whole record was going to have sort of a, like, the ’50s, ’60s feeling, with some kind of Shangri-La, early Joan Baez influences.” But as the record progressed, her perspective changed. “As the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found (that) lyrically everything was just directed towards that,” she said. “So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like (talking) to the younger side of the audience I have. I guess it’s just a little more socially aware. That’s kind of a global feeling.” In a release for Love, Lana described the differences between Lust for Life and her previous albums. “I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed,” she said.
That is all we, or at least I know about the new album of Lana Del Rey! Did I miss something? And what are your thoughts on Lana´s two new songs? Are you looking forward the new album? Let’s start a big discussion about it in comments!
And you know, I was so busy this past month I really hope to blog more in May. So hopefully, see you soon.