Honeymoon (song)

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For the 1929 song, see Honeymoon (Joe Howard song).
"Honeymoon"
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Promotional single by Lana Del Rey from the album Honeymoon
Released September 7, 2015 (2015-09-07)
Format Digital download
Genre
Length 5:50
Label
Writer(s)
Producer(s)
  • Del Rey
  • Nowels
  • Kieron Menzies
Honeymoon track listing
Music video
"Honeymoon" on YouTube

"Honeymoon" is a song by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey co-written by Rick Nowels. It was uploaded to her YouTube channel on July 14, 2015[4][5] and was released for purchase as the second promotional single on September 7, 2015 from her fourth studio album, Honeymoon.[6]

Music video[edit]

The music video for "Honeymoon" was directed and edited by Del Rey. When asked if she was going to release it, Del Rey expressed: "You haven’t seen the full video for Honeymoon because I didn’t put it out yet. I don’t know if I will because I made it myself." Del Rey didn't reveal the video because "Nothing really happened in it."[7]

Reception[edit]

NME called the track "cinematic" and "emotionally thrilling" before describing it as "perhaps her most heart-stopping ballad yet".[8] The Verge described the song as "six minutes of meandering bliss" and praised the "sweeping strings and stuttering snares" that "float through the background of the song", but also identified that, "like much of Lana Del Rey's work, the core of its appeal is in her voice."[3] TIME called the song "characteristically broody" and "cinematic", and suggested it "leans closer to the sounds of her breakthrough LP Born to Die than the material she cooked up with the Black Keys' Dan Auderbach".[9] The Independent praised the song, calling it "melancholic and beautiful".[10] Billboard said the song was "grander and more ambitious than anything the singer-songwriter has released thus far", describing it as "epic".[11]

Release history[edit]

Prior to the release, the lyrics to the song were released as part of a lyric book, which was available for purchase among the merchandise for The Endless Summer Tour.[12] Del Rey then posted two snippets of the song on her Instagram accounts.[13] The song was finally released in a lyric video, which was uploaded on her official YouTube channel on July 14, 2015.[11] The song was released through digital download on September 7, 2015.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[14] 154

References[edit]

  1. ^ Min, Lilian (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey's first full song from 'Honeymoon' is here and we're feeling it, big time". HelloGiggles. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  2. ^ Martin, Kerry (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey releases haunting new single 'Honeymoon'". CBC Music. Canadian Broadcasting Corporation. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  3. ^ a b Plaugic, Lizzie (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey's new single 'Honeymoon' is six minutes of meandering bliss". The Verge. Vox Media. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  4. ^ Ayers, Mike (July 14, 2015). "Hear Lana Del Rey's Orchestral New Single 'Honeymoon'". The Wall Street Journal. Dow Jones & Company. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  5. ^ Goodman, Jessica (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey releases eerie new track, 'Honeymoon'". Entertainment Weekly. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  6. ^ a b "Honeymoon (2015)". 7digital. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  7. ^ "Instagram video by Lana Del Rey • Apr 3, 2016 at 1:52am UTC". 
  8. ^ Hewitt, Ben (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey Just Delivered Perhaps Her Most Heart-Stopping Ballad Yet With New Single 'Honeymoon'". NME. Time Inc. UK. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  9. ^ Feeney, Nolan (July 14, 2015). "Listen to Lana Del Rey's Cinematic New Song 'Honeymoon'". TIME. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  10. ^ Denham, Jess (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey shares 'Honeymoon' on YouTube". The Independent. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  11. ^ a b Lipshutz, Jason (July 14, 2015). "Lana Del Rey Unveils 'Honeymoon': Hear The Epic New Single". Billboard. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  12. ^ White, Caitlin (May 15, 2015). "Lana Del Rey Releases Lyrics To Honeymoon Title Track". Stereogum. SpinMedia. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  13. ^ Carley, Brennan (June 16, 2015). "Lana Del Rey Teases New Song 'Honeymoon' on Instagram". Spin. SpinMedia. Retrieved September 8, 2015. 
  14. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved October 2, 2015.

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