Lana Del Rey Performs 3 Songs on BBC Radio 1

We need an Unplugged session from Lana Del Rey, ASAP.

Lana just finished an interview and performance on BBC Radio 1 and it was one of the better interviews that we’ve gotten from her since the start of her career. While the interview session was a bit short, the questions and answers were well thought out, full, and you could hear the passion and excitement from Lana as she answered them. Lana talked about how she loved the word “Honeymoon,” which is why she used it for the album, how much artistic freedom her labels grant her, and that she has started writing again a few months ago. More information than we got from the Apple Music session.

Lana also gave 3 of the strongest live performances she’s given in a long while. Lana performed “High By The Beach,” “Terrence Loves You,” and “Honeymoon.” “High By The Beach” was good, but the studio version is far superior. “Terrence Loves You” was goddamn magic. The intro, the vulnerability in Lana’s vocals, the highs and lows her voice passed through, bliss. I have to say that “Honeymoon” was my favorite though. This version was minus the strings and opened with an electric guitar, played gently. I imagine this is how “Honeymoon” would have sounded if this era were a continuation of “Ultraviolence,” sonically. Stripped down, gorgeous, sparse, elegant, and gritty.

Get into the Lana Del Rey Experience at the link below:

http://www.bbc.co.uk/programmes/p033703g

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“Music To Watch Boys To” Adds Another Hypnotic Layer To Honeymoon Album

I was dying that “Music To Watch Boys To” was coming out 9:30 AM California time because I would be in my piano class. So, once class let out I scurried to my next class extra early, sat there with my headphones on and searched feverishly for a link to listen to the song. Of course my school has dookie for wi-fi and bad signal for my phone. Eventually, I found it and fell in love. I’d say this is my second favorite from the record thus far.

Honeymoon > Music To Watch Boys To > Terrence Loves You > High By The Beach

Listen to “Music To Watch Boys To” and a short interview at the link HERE.

Watch the Album Trailer for Lana Del Rey’s “Honeymoon”

Lana, why do you have to do this to us? You give us everything and nothing, at the same time. Everything in the sense that we get a trailer for the album, a damn trailer for an album like its a blockbuster summer movie. Nothing because we couldn’t squeeze a live televised performance out of you for any track off “Ultraviolence” and it’ll probably be the same for “Honeymoon.” Ah, well. Can’t have it all, can we?

The trailer for “Honeymoon” has visuals we haven’t seen before. Of course, it’s vintage and grimy looking with a valencia Instagram filter, but its expected from Lana these days. We get a preview of four songs off “Honeymoon,” two we have heard in full, if you’re up on your game, and two we have never heard. We’ve heard “Terrance Loves You” and “High By The Beach,” but its cool to have this visual to see the music sort of dance to. The two new tracks are “Freak” and the highly anticipated “Music To Watch Boys To.” Both tracks give off the heavy, melancholy vibe sonically. “Music To Watch Boys To” sounds nearly a cappella with very light music underneath the vocals.

It’s promising to see these visuals because there are four minutes worth, so that means Lana took some time to film different scenes, in different places, with different ideas in her mind. Hopefully, this means a lot more visuals this time around. I’m such a fan of Lana’s music videos, even the ones I don’t really care for are superb, like “High By The Beach.” The more I watch it, the more I appreciate it until it gets to the bazooka in the guitar case part, then I side-eye the screen.

“Honeymoon” Overload

Kinda seems that this is turning into a Lana Del Rey fansite (its not), but I’m one of those fans that go from 0 to 60 in the blink of an eye. I’m in full STAN mode.

Yesterday when I was at work (as always) Lana released the preorder for “Honeymoon,” an instant gratification track titled “Terrance Loves You,” and the album artwork.

Of course I preordered “Honeymoon” on iTunes because I don’t want to be left in the dust when iTunes runs out of digital copies. Kidding. No, I preordered it so I could listen to “Terrance Loves You” obnoxiously loud in my car while tears stream down my face, roll onto my lips, then the salty tears roll into my mouth and satisfy my salt craving. So, I did that, then I got home and stared at Lana Del Rey‘s official store and pondered which other bundle I want to buy. I’m going with the vinyl. Why? Because its pretty.

Update: Urban Outfitters is selling the vinyl with an exclusive cover, a la Ultraviolence.

The instant gratification track “Terrance Loves You” that comes with the iTunes preorder is stunning. This is the material that I love from Lana. Lush, beautiful, over-the-top, and just, yeah. Although, the only disappointment I have with the preorder is that my greedy ass wanted to listen to the track “Honeymoon,” but Mama-Lana decided to keep that ‘greyed out’ on iTunes for now.

The cover art for “Honeymoon” is actually pretty. If you’re a Lana fan, then this should explain it; Vintage clips, Hollywood & Vine, Chateau Marmont, old Hollywood glamour, etc. This era’s album visuals are a nice contrast to the deep, dark colors of Ultraviolence.

From what I’m gathering, there is no deluxe version of the album. So, that means no “Life is Beautiful” unless the title has been changed. Brb, I’m going to listen to the clip, with the dialogue from “The Age of Adaline” in the background, for a few hours.

Update: Lana just posted a video with “Terrance Loves You” playing in the background. The caption on the video explains the album cover:

Lana Del Rey Underwhelms With “High By The Beach” Music Video

Lana, are you mad at me? The video for “High By The Beach” left me thinking, “What did I do wrong?”

Throughout the video, Lana aimlessly runs around a furniture-less home, flipping through a tabloid, serving face and flowing lingerie as a paparazzi helicopter takes photos of her. Oh, but wait a minute, then she goes down to the beach, grabs a guitar case, pulls out a bazooka that doesn’t even remotely fit into the guitar case and blows the helicopter up.

Before ya’ll burn me alive, I am a Lana STAN. I’ve learned how to play Lana’s songs on piano, an I pretend to be her in a music video while I’m driving down Pacific Coast Highway, listening to “American” and “Yayo,” But, the song and video for “High By The Beach” leave so much to be desired. I’d prefer Lana do release another video like “Ultraviolence” compared to this. I mean, heres to Lana trying new things…

Lana Del Rey “High By The Beach” Out Tomorrow. Watch the 2 Teasers Now.

So, I guess Lana knows that I was scheduled a breakfast shift tomorrow morning because thats when she decided she wanted to release the video for “High By The Beach.” Fitting.

I’m a little nervous for the video because she’s holding a huge bazooka while wearing a flowing (just found out “flowy” is not a word) lingerie set. Man, and also, while I’m being a Negative Nancy, I don’t really care for the song. Hear me out, I’ve tried so hard to love it, but I just can’t. I think the song sounds hollow. I mean, I can never really relate to Lana’s lyrics because I’m not into daddies, don’t wear baby doll, red dresses, and I don’t hang out on Hollywood and Vine all the time, but I can usually find a line that just makes me cry because its so beautiful. The chorus is nice.

Watch the 2 teasers for “High By The Beach” below and also check out the other Lana stories, under the categories section,  I’ve posted in the past, for the nostalgia dah-ling.

“High By The Beach” Leaks

I’m torn, do I listen to “High By The Beach” because it leaked? Yes, because I’m impatient and, like Britney Spears,

“High By The Beach” is pretty cool. It’s a little confusing to listen to because Lana has two albums worth of songs that are so far removed from the looped beats of “Born To Die.” It’s confusing, but also refreshing to hear Lana play with new sounds and also get a little inspiration from “Born To Die.” Is it my favorite Lana song? No. Am I about to pass the hell out from excitement? Yes.

Click the link below if you’re impatient like me and Miss American Dream.

Lana Del Rey Announces Lead Single “High By The Beach”

I’m a mess right now. I’m crying and holding in my morning poop because “I’m so excited! I’m so excited! I’m so…scared!”

The Dalai Lana just announced the lead single from her forthcoming “Honeymoon” album will be “High By The Beach.” “High By The Beach” will be released August 10th and thats all we know. Of course its only August 4th, and there are six more days of shaking and crying to go until The Dalai Lana blesses me with her music that God himself has on a playlist called, “Summertime Bops.”