Lana Del Rey's Honeymoon album is set to drop sometime next month, and, to get us pumped, she's been teasing out bits of the dreamy new songs since June. We first heard the title track's ghostly, romantic strains, then read its completely crushing lyrics and realized we were in for a heavy affair.
Now, we have a brand-new track to dive into. It's called "High By The Beach," and it sounds more like a breakup than a honeymoon.
"You could be a bad motherf--ker, but that don't make you a man/ Now you're just another one of my problems because you got out of hand/ We won't survive, we're sinking into the sand," Lana sings in her patented distant vocals, which sound like she recorded them via a tin can tied to a shoelace. Heavy, man. This stuff sounds REAL.
The only way to get away from this disastrous love is, you guessed it, to get high by the beach. And even when the words are a bit bleak and represent the challenges of staying in love with someone, the production is laidback and gentle -- which matches the overall aesthetic Lana had been teasing out to social media since last week.
There's no reason thoughts like these couldn't creep into someone's mind on a honeymoon vacation, and with references to the beach, it seems pretty likely that this song could just represent a rough patch in an overall dramatic but very intense relationship. Whatever the case, Lana's knack for capturing summer in songs is on point here.
Keep killin' 'em, LDR.