Watch Lana Del Rey's "Lust For Life" New Album Teaser As Confirmation Of Weeknd Collaboration Is Made
Wed, 29 Mar 2017 09:53:55
Lana Del Rey Videos
Lana Del Rey has been keeping herself busy, with her return to live performance at SXSW a couple of weeks ago, last month she also dropped a new track "Love" from her upcoming album — the follow-up to 2015's Honeymoon, which we're told is coming soon — and now, via Twitter she's shared a Twilight Zone-type album teaser which has all the classic Del Rey ingredients.
Images of American iconography are shown in distress; Mount Rushmore is cracked and in a state of collapse as former presidents' faces are crumbling from the rock, The Statue of Liberty's torch is extinguished - and things are not looking good. Del Rey reminds us that all generations have had their bad times, their periods of uncertainty - but that's why she lives in the middle of the 'H' in the Hollywood sign, cooking up something special, and creative for the kids. Maybe she's right — maybe she'll come and save us all… but it gets even better than that.
Yesterday it was reported that the ASCAP — the database for publishing rights — showed that Del Rey has reunited with The Weeknd, who has written a new song for Del Rey called "Lust for Life" — the title track of the new album. Lana recently teased the collaboration, tweeting out "XðO."
Speaking in a recent interview, about her as-yet-unnamed album, Lana Del Rey said "it's just a little more socially aware." If the video teaser is anything to go by, it appears like she's keeping her word. There are big issues being addressed in the teaser, and it's certainly going to be interesting to see the artist known for addressing personal tales of darkness, exploration and sweetness turn her focus onto more broad issues that are affecting her fanbase.
The album-teaser is a thing of beauty in itself, you can check that out below.
My new record - Lust For Life - is coming soon pic.twitter.com/cm6QV0gjkX— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) March 29, 2017
—The ARTISTdirect Staff