Lana Del Rey Announces New Album Release

Lesa Browning with Music Mix Daily Staff

Lana Del Rey - Get High By the Beach

 

Lana Del Rey’s new album, Honeymoon, will release September 18th.

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Lana Del Rey shared an Instagram post with the above art and the caption “September 18th.”  It has since been confirmed by multiple industry sources that September 18th will indeed be the release date of her next album. Honeymoon.

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Thanks to a leak of her new single, “High by the Beach,” Lana Del Rey and her record company, Interscope Records, made the decision to release the song early – Monday, August 10th to be exact.

The song is the first official single off the singer-songwriter’s fourth studio album, Honeymoon.  The title track was released back in mid July online only and received mostly positive reviews.  “High By The Beach” hints at the sound we can expect when Honeymoon does come out: the moody, ethereal, cinematic style that we’ve grown to love from Lana Del Rey.  Del Rey has also stated in an interview earlier this year that she planned to cover the amazing Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood,” which in this music lover’s mind, has the potential to be a great thing!

“High By The Beach” goes back to basics with her melancholy voice swirling in layers around despondent organs. There is, however, an addition to her sound that we’ve rarely heard from the singer before – a surprisingly synth beat. Lyrically, Lana’s ability to mix her moody style with a stuck-in-your-head-for-days chorus is incredible, and you’ll be humming her escapist lyrics, “all I wanna do is get high by the beach, get high by the beach, get high” for days to come. We can imagine her singing this one in a 50’s lounge, yet she still keeps her hip hop swagger through her bouncing lyrical style.

Listeners are already commenting that this must be a break-up song, thanks to lyrics like “I don’t wanna do this anymore, it’s so surreal, I can’t survive if this is all that’s real.” We are happy to report that Lana doesn’t seem to be in the throes of heartbreak at the moment. That doesn’t mean she doesn’t have the right to write about her past experiences! In fact, the singer even overtly mentions revenge at the end of the song, switching to a spoken voice and stating that while “everyone can start again” it is “not through love but through revenge.” We’re not sure if she’s talking about the song itself as her revenge, but either way, we hope she’s closed the book on that relationship, because it was clearly toxic!

Listen to Lana Del Rey’s ‘High by The Beach’ (a leaked version) below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p02z8c3p/player