“We both know the history of violence that surrounds you, but I’m not scared, there’s nothing to lose now that I’ve found you,” Lana Del Rey croons in her newly released song. The singer put “Honeymoon,” the lead single off of her new album of the same name, on Youtube Tuesday evening in anticipation of said album’s release in September.
The song follows familiar themes of love and violence, and has that classic noir feel that we’ve all come to expect from Del Rey. She says on her “Honeymoon” specific Instagram: “In some ways I feel it’s where the record begins and ends… there are so many other tracks on the record, 13 others to be exact- Some with a muddy trap energy and some inspired by late-night Miles Davis drives… But I love this song because it encapsulates all of the things that come naturally to me.”
Lyrics for the track have been available since May, so it’s great to finally put a tune to the words. The video opens with a grainy home video of Del Rey, but the majority is just the lyrics on a pink flowered background.
According to the Independent, the single has received some mixed views from fans, but the album is still hotly anticipated after the huge success of “Ultraviolence.” “Honeymoon,” as reported by Rolling Stone, will also include a cover of Nina Simone’s “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”
Listen to “Honeymoon” for yourself below.