Lana Del Rey Released A 'Honeymoon' Teaser & It's Basically All We Know About Her New Album
Details are scarce about Lana Del Rey's upcoming fourth studio album, Honeymoon, but the singer just gave fans a major teaser. She shared the lyrics to the "Honeymoon" song, as well as a snippet of the "Honeymoon" music video, which confirms what I already expect: That the new album will be amazing. I already know that Del Rey holds the secrets to life and it sounds like she'll be imparting even more of them with this next project.
Right off the bat, the lyrics sound like an evolution of the Lana Del Rey songs we all love so much as fans. The first verse starts off with "We both know that it's not fashionable for you to love me / But you don't go 'cause truly there's nobody for you but me / We could cruise to the blues — Wilshire Boulevard if we choose. / Or whatever you want to do, we make the rules."
The singer loves mentioning cities and locations in her music, so it's no surprise that Los Angeles gets a shoutout. However, where her last album, Ultraviolence, was laced with dark themes, the lyrics of "Honeymoon" seem a little brighter. (Although the line "We both know the history of violence that surrounds you" seems like a direct reference to her song "Ultraviolence.")
The lush sound of "Honeymoon" is very much along the lines of what we've come to expect from Del Rey. She's known for her high production quality and this snippet is a perfect example of that. The clip, though just a few seconds, captures a hazy, dreamlike quality that's frequent in Del Rey's music.
Back in January, Del Rey addressed the sound of Honeymoon, telling Billboard, "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."
Little else in known about the upcoming album, although during a May concert, Del Rey said it's expected to drop in September 2015. You can listen to the snippet of the title track below and then get back to impatiently waiting for September.