It’s Back to Good Ol’ Hang Out Music for Lana with Her New Single


Screenshot by Adreana Estigoy

Screenshot from the “Love” by Lana Del Rey music video.

“You get ready you get all dressed up to go nowhere in particular, back to work or the coffee shop, doesn’t matter because it’s enough to be young and in love.”

Lana Del Rey is going back to basics with her new single, Love, after a hiatus of two years and it’s definitely a banger.

“I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans,” Lana Del Rey said in a statement from Rolling Stone Magazine.

Now is the right time for a thank you album.

Lana Del Rey is no longer the several-hit wonder that people predicted her to be. Queen Lana’s back and she’s here to stay with a long-awaited single and a soon-to-be released fifth studio album.

Lana Del Rey is finally coming into her own after four studio albums. If you are not acquainted with her music, you can expect melancholia and moody themes. With songs titled “Born to Die” and “Summertime Sadness,” she’s found her niche and audience with depressing lyrics juxtaposed to pretty melodies.

Many of her singles get sped up and turned into club anthems like “Summertime Sadness” whose remixed edition may be more popular than the original, judging by the frequent radio play and how often it got passed around on the internet.

“Love” as a single is a celebration of youth, a relatable topic to sing about in an ode to her fans, many of whom are young themselves.

In “Love,” breathless susurrations soothe your ears while mid-tempo percussions set the tone of the song.

It has elements of her old songs that her will fans appreciate. It seems as though she took all of the things her fans loved about her older songs when writing and producing “Love.”

The single’s sound is reminiscent of her second and most popular album, “Born to Die.” The single echoes previous singles, “Gods and Monsters” and “Young and Beautiful”. It has a similar sound to her old beats while still managing to sound new and underived.

“Honeymoon” was more experimental in sound. The tempo of the songs on the album were slower and dreamier. I definitely prefer “Love” to “Honeymoon” but I am biased because I prefer her earlier, more up-tempo songs.

The single has us squirming in our seats because no information has been disclosed yet about when her fifth album will drop or which artists may be featured on it. If this is any indication of how the album will sound, it will be great.

Verdict: Love is fresh content. I love it.