Lana Del Rey just surprised fans by dropping her latest single, “Honeymoon,” and it’s a stunning artistic leap forward for the singer. We’re just kidding—it sounds like a James Bond theme on Quaaludes, just like the rest of her songs.
We don’t mean that as a bad thing. We’ve been feeling Lana’s gangsta Nancy Sinatra vibe since Day One. The sultry Mezzo-Soprano voice, lazily intoning sweet nothings like a doomed lover, all wrapped in lush cinematic strings. That’s all great. But after three albums, maybe it’s time for something a little different? Let’s not forget her prior incarnation as electro-pop princess Lizzy Grant, and the intimate crunchy-granola folk of May Jailer. Clearly she has the skills, so let’s hear it!
Admittedly we didn’t listen to the full thing, because it’s nearly six minutes long and our Zoloft prescription is running low. But those are our thoughts. Give a listen and see for yourself!