Another day, another unreleased track from Lana Del Rey.
It’s sort of difficult to keep track of the sheer dozens of pre/post-Born To Die demos that have made their way onto the Interwebz over the past year. Some are solid, some could use work — but tonight, we’ve got a bright, shimmering diamond to add to your Lana Del Discography.
“TV in Black & White” is a dreamy, bittersweet ode to Lana’s lover on the low — who now finds himself behind bars. It’s also got one of the sweetest ‘lil choruses you ever did hear: “Living without you is like TV in black and white / You turned me on and brought color into my life,” the Queen of Coney Island breathily coos above summery, Beach Boys-y surf guitar strums and a crisp, chugging hip-hop beat.
Even if he can’t wrap his arms ’round her right now, Lana’s still found a way to warm him up with this lovely-dovey aural love letter: “I won’t tell a single soul how you spend your nights / In that single cell, holding your pillow tight,” she gently assures. How’d she know how I spend my Friday nights?
Heaven hasn’t forgotten about you, Lana Del Slay — and neither have we.