Earlier this week, posters appearing to tease a new Lana Del Rey release were spotted in the wild. Today, she’s released a new song called “Love,” which you can hear below. No word on whether this will be from a new album, which would be her first since 2015’s Honeymoon.
“Love” sees Del Rey treading her familiar themes of nostalgia for an idealized American past.
She muses on how this generation’s youth maintain a sense of wonder and empowerment in the face of adversity, due in part to the romanticized idea of love driving them forward. This alternative/indie rock track also touches upon the concept of loving others, as well as loving oneself. Gone are the self-destructive behaviours involving endless sex, drugs, and alcohol, which would offer her fun and pleasure that lasted until her next dose.