Lana Del Rey’s ‘High By The Beach’ Leaks Onlineby Erica Russell | PopCrush
The forthcoming Honeymoon single, which is officially due for release August 10, allegedly surfaced online this morning, and is pretty much everything we’ve come to expect from a Lana track—it’s moody, ethereal, cinematic, and sad, with a hazy, intoxicating chorus that lodges itself deep into the cerebrum.
The track kicks off with melancholy organ notes that swirl around haunting, layered vocals, Lana cooing, “I look at you looking at me / I know you know how I feel / Loving you’s hard, being here’s harder / You take the wheel / I don’t wanna do this anymore / It’s so surreal, I can’t survive if this is all that’s real.” The New York-bred singer continues to mourn a broken relationship with a man, admitting that all she wants “to do is get high by the beach, get high by the beach, get high.” It’s an enchanting slice of musical melodramatic escapism—and is quintessential Lana Del Rey in every sense—as well makes for the perfect August end-of-summer kiss-off song.
The leak comes just days after the alt-pop siren unceremoniously dropped the single’s official (and gorgeous) seaside-themed cover art on her Instagram account. Listen to the unofficial audio, above.
Honeymoon is supposedly due out in September, according to an announcement the artist recently made to the audience at one of her Endless Summer Tour stops, and Lana is also set to appear on The Weeknd‘s track “Prisoner” off the artist’s upcoming Beauty Inside The Mind album. Let the season of Lana begin!
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