Lana Del Rey New Album – Lust For Life – 2017

“Cause we’re the masters of our own fate. We’re the captains of our own souls,” are a few lyrics from Lana Del Rey’ new album. Returning from a brief hiatus following her third studio album, Honeymoon, the melodic singer is officially back. Picking up where she left off, the new Lana Del Rey album promises fans more romantic ballads and heartfelt lyrics. There also seems to be a new story for Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, Lana Del Rey’s real name. The songstress first announced the release of “Lust for Life” in an Instagram post April 11.

Album Cover – Lust for Life

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So far, Lana has shared two new songs from her fourth studio effort. Love, the debut track of Lana Del Rey’s new album, sends listeners into a nostalgic melancholy daze. “Look at you kids with your vintage music. Comin through satellites while cruisin,” she sings. That new Lana Del Rey song hit airwaves in February leaving fans guessing about the possibility of a full album. A few days after the confirmation of “Lust for Life”, fans are greeted with the album’s title song. However, it’s not simply another moody ballad, the new song includes an equally melodic co-star, The Weeknd. This isn’t the first time that singer blends musical genres with a mainstream artist. One of her most talked about tracks was an appearance on rapper ASAP Rocky’s track, “Ridin”.

Lana Del Rey New Album Politics

In addition to her song with The Weekend, we learn that Sean Lennon, the son of John Lennon, is also featured on the new album. Other than those few facts, the Lana Del Rey new album mystery continues. However, she does provide some details about her inspiration during a recent BBC Radio 2 interview. “I started out thinking that the whole record was gonna have a ’50s-’60s feeling, like some kind of Shangri-Las, early Joan Baez influences, she says. However, she admits that politics completely changed the direction of her new album. “As the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found lyrically everything was just directed towards that. So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to talk to the younger side of the audience that I have. I guess it’s a little more socially aware. It’s kind of a global feeling.”

While there’s no official release date the Lana Del Rey new album, she promises fans that it will be “soon”. Based on what we’ve heard in the songs “Love” and “Lust for Life”, her 2017 album may be her best one yet. You can also watch the official Lana Del Rey “Lust for Life” album trailer below.

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