New music from Lana Del Rey is finally coming to Life.
Ahead of her forthcoming release Lust For Life, the singer premiered the album’s title track, a collaboration with The Weeknd, on BBC Radio 1 Wednesday afternoon.
Listen to the new track via Spotify below, and then catch up with everything Lana has shared about her new album so far.
On March 29, Lana announced her new album Lust For Life, the follow-up to her 2015 release Honeymoon. On April 11, she shared the album’s smiling cover art, a departure from the brooding images that accompanied her past releases.
The release date
While Lana hasn’t shared the album’s official release date, she promised fans that Lust For Life was “coming soon” in a trailer on March 29.
Lana shared the first new track from Lust for Life, titled Love, on Feb. 18, with the song’s music video arriving later that week.
In addition to The Weeknd, Lana worked on Lust for Life with longtime producer and collaborator Rick Nowels. She revealed that Sean Lennon is also featured on her new song Tomorrow Never Came, according to her interview with Courtney Love in Dazed magazine.
In the interview, Lana described working with The Weeknd on Lust for Life. “Maybe that’s kind of weird to have a feature on the title track, but I really love that song and we had said for a while that we were gonna do something; I did stuff on his last two records,” she said.
Lana also announced she’s collaborating with Miles Kane from the band The Last Shadow Puppets in an interview with BBC Radio 2.
Lana teased her new music’s political undertones in her BBC Radio 2 interview, explaining that she began the recording process “thinking that the whole record was going to have sort of a, like, a ’50s, ’60s feeling, with some kind of Shangri-La, early Joan Baez influences.”
But as the record progressed, her perspective changed. “As the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found (that) lyrically everything was just directed towards that,” she said. “So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like (talking) to the younger side of the audience I have. I guess it’s just a little more socially aware. That’s kind of a global feeling.”
In a release for Love, Lana described the differences between Lust for Life and her previous albums. “I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed,” she said.