Lana Del Rey’s new track Salvatore is magnificent

Lana Del Rey has released another track from her forthcoming album Honeymoon, which is due to come out September 18 this year. Salvatore is remarkable, evoking a sweet, otherworldly sense of nostalgia for times passed. Del Rey spoke to Huw Stephens on BBC Radio 1 show yesterday about how the song stands out against other tracks on the album, saying, “I guess it has a little bit of an old world Italian feel. It’s kind of a weirder song.”

Combining simple lyrics with gentle, slow building strings, Salvatore could be a soundtrack straight out of a film from the previous century. Del Rey adores working with film directors, and has done music for some incredible movies, including two tracks for Tim Burton’s recent feature Big Eyes, and of course Baz Luhrmann’s adaption of The Great Gatsby. Right now however she is in London, anticipating the release of Honeymoon on Friday, which she will be doing album signings for in London, LA and New York.

Despite her hectic schedule, Del Rey has also managed to squeeze in an awesome collaboration with fellow artist and long time friend The Weeknd, which is featured on his freshly dropped album Beauty Behind the Madness. Slickly edited and intrinsically modern, Prisoner stands in complete contrast to Salvator. Its a testament to both artists that they can collaborate to make song that is both natural, and incorporating of their own incredibly unique sounds. The Weeknd spoke about working with Del Rey;

“Me and Lana have been friends for a long time. I’ve inspired her, she’s inspired me. I feel like we’ve always been talking to each other through our music. She is the girl in my music, and I am the guy in her music. It’s just this ghostly collaboration that feels the most natural on the whole album.”