Terrence Loves You

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"Terrence Loves You"
Terrence Loves You artwork.png
Promotional single by Lana Del Rey
from the album Honeymoon
Released August 21, 2015 (2015-08-21)
Format Digital download
Length 4:51
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Del Rey
  • Nowels
  • Kieron Menzies
Honeymoon track listing
Music video
"Terrence Loves You" on YouTube

"Terrence Loves You" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey for her album Honeymoon (2015). It was released as the album's first promotional single on August 21, 2015. Written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels, the song has been described as "hypnotic", with Del Rey singing over piano, strings, and a "moaning" saxophone, the song contains an interpolation of the song "Space Oddity" by English singer-songwriter David Bowie from his eponymous second studio album. Del Rey stated that the song is her favorite from Honeymoon, describing it as "jazzy",[1] the song was released in Poland, Netherlands and Saudi Arabia as the album's third and final single.

Background and release[edit]

The song premiered via Del Rey's "Honeymoon Hotline", a hotline set up for fans to receive updates on the album direct from Del Rey herself, as well as have access to other content, such as lectures,[2] on August 21, 2015, the official audio was uploaded to Del Rey's Vevo channel.[3] The same day, "Terrence Loves You" was made available in digital download.[4]

Composition[edit]

"Terrence Loves You" has been described as "hypnotic", with Del Rey singing over piano, strings, and a "moaning" saxophone. The song contains an interpolation of the song "Space Oddity" by English singer-songwriter David Bowie from his eponymous second studio album,[1] the song opens with isolated guitar notes plucked and dropped, before moving into the distance as piano chords appear, followed by violins, and, Del Rey's vocals. The chorus is delivered in an operatic style and lyrically talks about strength in the face of abandonment. Throughout the chorus, there are brief saxophone sections inserted and David Bowie references with lyrics such as “Ground control to Major Tom/ Can you hear me all night long?”.[5]

Critical reception[edit]

Rolling Stone called the song "hypnotic" and praised Del Rey's vocal performance.[6]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[7] 128
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[8] 188

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