White lights and black beaches
And blood red sangrias
We traveled for weeks
Just to escape your demons
But you’ve got your reasons
In making me crazy
~read the full lyrics here~
The upcoming album by Lana Del Rey – “Lust For Life” – is finally available for pre-order. Two new songs are also available for immediate download when you pre-order the album.
The two songs had their worldwide premiere on Beats 1 Radio. The first song is titled “Summer Bummer” and features American rappers A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti. The second is “Groupie Love” which also features A$AP Rocky.
“Summer Bummer” was produced by Boi-1da, who has also produced work from artists such as Drake, Eminem, Rihanna and Kendrick Lamar.
The entire “Lust For Life” album will be released on July 21, with the vinyl, cassette and boxset versions to be released on September 28.
Pre-order “Lust For Life”:
Lana spoke to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio. You can listen to the full interview here on Apple Music, however here are some highlights:
On Relationship with Rocky
“He was in my video for National Anhtem and I’ve been in touch with him since then. He travels a lot but whenver he’s in town.. I’ll come down to the studio and see what he’s working on, do background vocals on his tracks. There probably are lots of tracks sometimes that we’ve both worked on. We do them and forget them.”
On Groupie Love
“I think I had four tracks I wanted to play for Rocky. I played them for Hector first (one of ASAP’s producers). He thought out of all of them, Rocky would like Groupie Love. I played it for Rocky and Rocky loved it. He came down and he did a verse. A couple months later he decided he wanted to do it different so he did a different verse, then we changed up the production a bit.”
On Her Tracklisting
“My tracklisting changed a lot in the past few months. The middle section has a lot of fire in it, even though it’s not that fast; the beats are hard.”
On If She’s Awkward
“Yeah, I can be so awkward. Depending. I mean I don’t really care that I’m awkward.”
On A World Tour
“I have five one off shows that people probably wouldn’t know about. It’s weird with the festivals because it almost feels like a tour, but it’s not. I really want to go out with somebody that I love. I want to go out on the road. Like I did with Courtney Love. 2 Years ago.”
“I’ve done so much with Miles Kane. The guys from TLSP were Working on a side project. It was like December through March. It seemed like a good idea, but after listening to all the songs I felt like they were really for Miles. For his solo stuff. I hope they keep the tracks that we did. We did so many of them. I was doing some stuff with a couple of people but I don’t really want them to come out. [..] We were talking about Marina before, we always say we’ll do something but I don’t know what she’s gonna do with her music.”
“It’s a track I spoke about online and in interviews and it’s just not on the record. It’s too happy. We’re just not there yet. JK. That was a weird thing to say. I’m getting to the place I was singing about in Yosemite, and I’m just not there yet.”
Here is the complete tracklist:
2. Lust For Life (feat. The Weeknd)
3. 13 Beaches
5. white Mustang
6. Summer Bummer (feat. A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti)
7. Groupie Love (feat. A$AP Rocky)
8. In My Feelings
9. Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind
10. God Bless America – And All the Beaches
11. When the World Was At War We Kept Dancing
12. Beautiful People Beautiful Problems (feat. Stevie Nicks)
13. Tomorrow Never Came (feat. Sean Lennon)
16. Get Free
Candids > 2017 > At Beats 1 Radio Studio in Los Angeles, California, USA (July 12)
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“I’d give it all away if you give me just one day to ask him one question”
Last month, Lana Del Rey attended the Coachella music festival. A few days afterwards, she shared with us part of a song she had recently written. Today, June 15, Lana surprised us with a release of the full song, which she has titled “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind.” You can read the lyrics here.
Lana also wrote us a note, explaining how thankful she is to be able to release a song in real time. Here is what the note says if you find it difficult to read:
What a blessing it is to make music in general. And to have the freedom to put songs out about things that move me in real time. I wrote this one last month on my way back from Coachella. Thank you to my producer and engineers for turning it around so quickly. Hope you like it – the video with Starboy is out soon. x Lana
Last week, Lana Del Rey attended the short film première of “Hi, How Are You?” – a film that stars Daniel Johnston, a talented artist and musician who has been diagnoed wtih bipolar disorder and schizophrenia, and looks inside his head.
Lana recorded a beautiful rendition of Johnston’s song ‘Some Things Last A Long Time‘ for the film, which can be heard in full here:
Click here to hear the original version by Johnston.
Billboard.com covered the event, giving some insight into the film with some comments from Lana herself.
The 15-minute film premièred in Los Angeles at the MAMA Gallery and featured many of Johnston’s original paintings and early drawings from Seventies and Eighties. Johnston’s living room is a key element to Hi, How Are you Daniel Johnston?, as the film intends to bring the audience inside the artist’s schizophrenic head with that location acting as a cage-like home for his creative processes.
The 15-minute film played on repeat through the night in a backroom, projected onto two walls split by a corner in an immersive and experimental form — live action sequences played out on the wall to the left while animated sequences filled out the right side. In front was a retro tube television playing the same programs from Johnston’s living room in the film, in effect bringing the audience into scene. With dozens filling the room to sit on the floor or stand and watch the film, the surrealism was accentuated by Johnston’s actual presence in the room, further distorting any sense of location.
“It moved me. It was sad. It touched me,” said Del Rey afterwards. “There were so many dimensions in one room, the past, the present at the time and then here he is right there watching himself, I mean I guess the one thing I hoped is that he understood that while he’s home alone doing his art still — he says he writes every day — that he knows that he really did make a difference in people’s lives. He made a difference in mine.”
Del Rey herself is no stranger to brooding creativity, and she said she initially felt a connection with Johnston after watching the 2005 documentary The Devil and Daniel Johnston. After discovering the 2013 Kickstarter campaign that Sunday launched to finish the project, she said she was drawn to get involved. In the end, that meant contributing a cover of Johnston’s “Some Things Last a Long Time” for the film, which plays over the end credits.
Del Rey explained her own identifying to Johnston’s story as “trying to choose the darkness or the light and sort of participating in the path that you’re going to take, to the limited ability you can.” She added, “I didn’t know if this film would move me just as much, but the fact that it’s a progression, it moves me even deeper.”
The première was also Del Rey and Johnston’s first meeting, which Del Rey said had her turning bright red from nervous excitement. “I guess he was sort of a crush at one time a decade ago,” she said.
Sunday described the two musicians’ meeting as a “total fan moment” on Del Rey’s part, adding, “It was so wonderful and sweet.”
The film is available now at http://www.danieljohnstonfilm.com/.
Lana Del Rey’s most anticipated new album ‘Honeymoon’ is out this Friday, September 18. You can download it on iTunes, listen on Spotify or buy it on CD via the Official Store, Amazon and HMV. Lana’s official store has also an exclusive CD box set, limited edition red vinyl and exclusive limited alternative cover vinyl version.
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Catch me if you can / Working on my tan / Salvatore
Dying by the hand / Of a foreign man / Happily
Calling out my name / In the summer rain / Ciao amore
‘Salvatore’ by Lana Del Rey is Huw Stephens (in for Annie Mac)’s Hottest Record In The World which he debuted on BBC Radio 1 on September 15.
After playing the song, Lana appeared for a brief interview to reveal her favourite vinyl artworks, if she should get into acting and more.
Click here to listen to it in case the player doesn’t work.