Who is hype? Lana Del Rey doesn’t know her.
The Born To Die beauty is notorious for her amusingly nonchalant manner of revealing huge campaign details that other artists spend massive amounts of label dollars to reveal in massive promotional tactics, like the time she revealed the title of her Ultraviolence lead single “West Coast” in a Twitter reply. And guess what? She’s still pretty unbothered about making a big deal of the whole thing.
In an interview with Billboard, Lana let it slip that she’s already written nine songs for her forthcoming Ultraviolence follow-up, which will be called Honeymoon. Sounds like the very opposite of Ultraviolence, no? And perhaps it is.
Does the Big Eyes song give us any indication of how the new album will sound?
It’s very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise. I finished my last one [Ultraviolence] in March and released it in June and I had a follow-up idea. It’s growing into something I really like. I’m kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It’s been good.
You’re still writing everything?
I’m doing a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.” After doing a cover of [Jessie Mae Robinson’s] “The Other Woman,” I like summarizing the record with a jazz song. I’m having fun with my interpretation.
A return to the sound of her debut? I can’t imagine anyone will complain.
In an interview with Grazia France, LDR previously revealed that the album is due “maybe for late August,” with “majestic choruses, beautiful orchestrations, a type of 50s vibe with a bit of soft grunge.” She also confirmed that “Uptown Funk” producer Mark Ronson is involved, and that she’s exploring “a sound close to the golden age of jazz.” The enduring impact of Cheek To Cheek!
Now, then: Who’s ready to tie the knot this year? It’s Honeymoon time, darlings.
For now, let us imagine Lana’s mesmerizing voice wrapped around the sound of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”