Lana Del Rey & The Weeknd Share Their "Lust For Life"

by Ashley Rey
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I can't say exactly what I thought the indie-pop princess would deliver next, but Lana Del Rey and The Weeknd's new song "Lust for Life" just showed the world what happens when you mash two residents of Hollyweird together — and it's pretty much perfect. The song, which is the title track for Del Rey's upcoming album, is smooth yet oddly inspirational. Not to say that I expected anything less from the "BBM Baby" and "Starboy" singers. They are both the epitome of what it means to be "out of the box." And their "Lust for Life" lyrics are what young Hollywood dreams are made of.

Del Rey starts off the four-minute track by painting a picture of the very experience daredevils fantasize about. She says,

"Climb up the H of the Hollywood sign
In these stolen moments, the world is mine
There's nobody here, just us together
Keepin' me hot like July forever"

In the song, Del Rey and her love interest are invincible, and together, they can take on anything. Even if said activity could land them some serious jail time. But as she tells it, their lust for life trumps any feelings of fear or self-doubt that they may have.

Del Rey breaks down this beautifulness in the song's inspirational refrain:

"'Cause we're the masters of our own fate
We're the captains of our own souls
There's no way for us to come away
'Cause boy we're gold, boy we're gold"

The Weeknd has something special of his own to add to the already stimulating track. Joining Del Rey on her quest for thrill, the Starboy chimes in with, "They say only the good die young. That just ain't right. 'Cause we're having too much fun. Too much fun tonight."

He continues to drop major gems in the next pre-chorus, saying:

"'Cause we're the masters of our own fate
We're the captains of our own souls
So there's no need for us to hesitate
We're all alone, let's take control"

Del Rey and The Weeknd make it more than clear that their lust for life keeps them alive. And even if we're not planning to do anything remotely illegal — like dancing on the H of the Hollywood sign with these starlets — "Lust for Life" just could be the soundtrack to our summers filled with adventure.