Lana Del Rey Says "High By The Beach" Will Be Her Next Single, But What Do We Know About Her Album, 'Honeymoon'?
Less than a month after releasing "Honeymoon," Lana Del Rey announced that another new song is on the way! In a post to her Facebook page, Del Rey said that "High By the Beach" is coming on Aug. 10. The song will presumably be on Del Rey's upcoming fourth studio album Honeymoon , but what else do we know about the project?
While the album's title was revealed back in January, other details have been scarce. She explained the evolution in sound to Billboard, saying, "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."
Around the same time, Del Rey spoke about one of the tracks on the album, "Music to Watch Boys To." "I'm working on a new record now, and I have this one song, 'Music to Watch Boys To,'" she told the L.A. Times. "The title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girl's eyes, her face. I can definitely see things."
When she released the title track, "Honeymoon," back in July, she gave fans more details via an Instagram post on the Honeymoon account:
Here it is, the first and title track off my record – Honeymoon. In some ways I feel it's where the record begins and ends... there are so many other tracks on the record, 13 others to be exact- Some with a muddy trap energy and some inspired by late-night Miles Davis drives… But I love this song because it encapsulates all of the things that come naturally to me.
With phrases like "We both know the history of violence that surrounds you" and "It's no wonder every man in town has has neither fought nor found you / Everything you do is elusive to even your honey dew," it's clear that "Honeymoon" is about that bad romance you can't seem to leave.
So where does all of this leave "High By the Beach"? Knowing Del Rey, there's likely to be an undercurrent of sadness in the song, even if it does have a summery theme. (Just look at "Summertime Sadness.")
While we're still anxiously awaiting a release date, back in May, Del Rey told an audience to expect Honeymoon in September.