Lust for Life (Lana Del Rey album)

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Lust for Life
Lust for Life - Lana Del Rey.jpg
Studio album by Lana Del Rey 
Released July 21, 2017
Recorded 2015–16  
Label
Producer
Lana Del Rey  chronology
Honeymoon
(2015)
Lust for Life
(2017)
Singles from Lust for Life
  1. "Love"
    Released: February 18, 2017
  2. "Lust for Life"
    Released: April 19, 2017

Lust for Life is the upcoming fifth studio album and fourth major-label record by American singer Lana Del Rey, to be released on July 21, 2017.[1] The first single, titled "Love", was released worldwide on February 18, 2017, and the album title was announced on March 29, 2017, through a trailer on Lana Del Rey's official Vevo channel on YouTube.[2] The title track, which features Canadian singer The Weeknd, was released on April 19 as the second single.[3]

Background and release[edit]

Lana Del Rey first opened up about her Honeymoon follow up album during an interview with NME Magazine in December 2015. When asked where she would like to go with it and when it would be coming out, she replied by saying, "I do have early thoughts about what I'd like to do with it. My label, Interscope, is pretty flexible and open to my records coming out at any time, so I don't have that pressure. I'm just happy to be able to keep on making music I can stand behind. That's enough for me."[4] In February 2016, during Clive Davis's Pre-Grammy Gala, Del Rey told Billboard that her upcoming record would be a different direction from Honeymoon, while retaining the same aesthetic.[5]

The official title of the album was announced on March 29, 2017, when Del Rey released a trailer for the album,[6] and the album's cover art was released by Del Rey on social media on April 11, 2017.[7] In an interview with Courtney Love for Dazed, Del Rey confirmed a collaboration on the album with The Weeknd called "Lust for Life", and a collaboration with Sean Lennon called "Tomorrow Never Came". She claimed to have worked with Max Martin for the title track, and was inspired by The Shangri-Las for the record's sound. A collaboration with Stevie Nicks entitled "Beautiful People, Beautiful Problems" is also confirmed to be featured on the album.[8][9] The album is set to be released on July 21, 2017.[1]

Promotion[edit]

Singles[edit]

The Weeknd (pictured performing in 2015) is featured on "Lust for Life".

In January 2017, the lead single from the record, "Love" was registered online on Harry Fox Agency under the alternate title, "Young In Love".[10] Fans began the speculate that the song would be featured on Del Rey's upcoming record, and on February 17, 2017, promotional posters for the "Love" music video directed by Rich Lee were put on display across Los Angeles.[11] Later that day, the song leaked online, forcing Del Rey to officially release the song earlier than she had expected. The song was officially released worldwide on February 18, and the music video on February 20.[12][13] "Love" debuted at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100 and No. 2 on Hot Rock Songs.[14][15]

On April 19, BBC Radio 1 premiered Del Rey's new song, "Lust for Life" featuring singer The Weeknd.[16] The official audio was released to iTunes and streaming services a few hours later as the second single from the album.[17]

Confirmed songs[edit]

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b Minsker, Evan. "Lana Del Rey Reveals Lust For Life Album Release Date | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved 25 May 2017. 
  2. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Lust For Life album trailer". YouTube. March 29, 2017. Retrieved March 30, 2017. 
  3. ^ "Lust for Life (feat. The Weeknd) - Single by Lana Del Rey on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 5, 2017. 
  4. ^ "A Letter From Lana Del Rey - The Full NME Cover Interview". NME. December 11, 2015. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  5. ^ "Lana Del Rey: The 2016 Clive Davis Pre-GRAMMY Gala". Billboard.com. February 15, 2016. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  6. ^ Gaca, Anna (March 29, 2017). "Lana Del Rey Releases Trailer for New Album Lust for Life, Which Is "Coming Soon"". Spin. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  7. ^ Luke Morgan Britton (April 11, 2017). "Lana Del Rey shares 'Lust for Life' album cover". NME. Retrieved April 11, 2017. 
  8. ^ "Lana Del Rey and Stevie Nicks Team Up for New Song on Lust for Life - Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved May 16, 2017. 
  9. ^ "Lana Del Rey". Flaunt Magazine. Retrieved May 16, 2017. 
  10. ^ "Lana Del Rey Registers New Song "Young & In Love"". Idolator.com. January 16, 2017. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  11. ^ Jillian Frankel (February 17, 2017). "Lana Del Rey Cinematic 'Love' Posters Around L.A. Stir New Album Speculation". Billboard.com. Retrieved April 4, 2017. 
  12. ^ Yoo, Noah. "Lana Del Rey Releases New Song "Love": Listen | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  13. ^ Kreps, Daniel. "Watch Lana Del Rey's Dreamy 'Love' Video". Rolling Stone. Retrieved April 5, 2017. 
  14. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  15. ^ "Lana Del Rey - Chart history | Billboard". www.billboard.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  16. ^ "Lana Del Rey and the Weeknd's New Song "Lust for Life" Coming Today | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  17. ^ "Lana Del Rey's 'Lust for Life,' Feat. The Weeknd, Leads Billboard + Twitter Trending 140 Chart". Billboard. Retrieved April 20, 2017. 
  18. ^ "Lana Del Rey's "Lust For Life" Album Out July 21? / New Song "13 Beaches" Confirmed!". DirectLyrics. May 17, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017. 
  19. ^ "Lana Del Rey Interview - KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta 2017 (AUDIO ONLY)". 
  20. ^ "Lana Del Rey Debuts "Cherry" at at KROQ Weenie Roast Y Fiesta 2017". 
  21. ^ "Lana Del Rey warns to steer clear of selfish singers and date a bassist". Evening Standard. May 11, 2017. Retrieved May 11, 2017. 
  22. ^ "Lana Del Rey on LA weirdness and defining her generation". Dazed. April 18, 2017. Retrieved April 19, 2017. 
  23. ^ "Listen to Lana Del Rey and the Weeknd's New Song "Lust for Life" | Pitchfork". pitchfork.com. Retrieved April 19, 2017.