Lana Del Rey, artist and coiner of the term “summertime sadness,” has been teasing the entire world. Now, after slowly releasing seconds-long clips and photos from her latest, Del Rey is finally delivering her new track, “Honeymoon.” The first look at her forthcoming album, the song is exactly what we’ve come to expect from the singer-songwriter: an amalgamation of the haunting, melancholic, orchestral, and nostalgic, all at the same time. And it’s very, very dark (hey, she does have that summertime sadness, after all). With lyrics like, “We both know the history of violence that surrounds you / But I’m not scared, there’s nothing to lose now that I’ve found you,” it seems like Del Rey will once again explore the idea of unhealthy, all-consuming relationships through song.
As for the video, you may be taken aback as it cuts between Super 8 clips and lyric art. Whether she simply didn’t finish the video, really wanted her viewers to read the lyrics, or there is something more grand in the works, we’re not sure and it doesn’t matter. Because while Del Rey is an extremely visual artist, it was her music that captured our attention in the first place. Plus, that voice. That sweet, pouty voice.
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