For all the times that Lana Del Rey has teased her forthcoming album, Lust For Life, in the last few months, we still know remarkably little about it. We’ve been told that the album is more “socially aware,” will include the absolutely stunning youth ballad “Love,” and may possibly feature collaborations with Miles Kane and the Weeknd, who has a writing credit on the album’s title track. Today, in a new interview with Courtney Love for Dazed, LDR revealed that Sean Lennon also contributed to the LP. Lennon’s on the song “Tomorrow Never Came,” which includes the following lyric in reference to his parents: “I wish we could go back to your country house and put on the radio and listen to our favorite song by Lennon and Yoko.” Del Rey went on to discuss her thoughts on their work together:
I didn’t want him to think I was asking him because I was namechecking them. Actually, I had listened to his records over the years and I did think it was his vibe, so I played it for him and he liked it. He rewrote his verse and had extensive notes, down to the mix. And that was the last thing I did, decision-wise. I haven’t mixed the record, but the fact that “Love” just came out and Sean kind of finished up the record, it felt very meant-to-be. Because that whole concept of peace and love really is in his veins and in his family.
During the interview, LDR also confirmed the Weeknd’s appearance on “Lust For Life,” and that she flew to Sweden to get Max Martin’s perspective on the track. Revisit the most recent trailer for the album below.
My new record - Lust For Life - is coming soon pic.twitter.com/cm6QV0gjkX
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) March 29, 2017