Lana Del Rey has dropped her new single Honeymoon, which is taken from her upcoming album of the same name. The album has been said to be scheduled to drop sometime in September. She mentioned that the album was going to be “very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise.” Since already having inspiration for the album so soon after Ultraviolence dropped, we’re glad it’s being released without too much of a gap between albums.
The beginning sounds like a song played during a classic Hollywood 1930’s film, probably to portray the deep sadness of a female protagonist after getting her broken. The strings were a good attention grabber, since we aren’t normally confronted with raw strings like this in a pop track nowadays. It’s refreshing.
The slow sound of the song continues in the body of the track. Her voice, haunting as usual, rises above the medley and soaring like a bird in a cloudless sky. The video features a short clip of Del Rey lying in the grass beside a busy road. She is then standing up and quickly glances back at the road. The rest of the video consists of the songs lyrics.
She shared an Instagram post, explaining it’s place in the record and what it means to her:
It sounds very Lana Del Rey, meaning she has stuck to her signature sound.