She’s been teasing it for a long time, and now it’s finally here: “Honeymoon,” the first single and title track from Lana Del Rey’s new album. The song is a slow, ravishing, stretched-out thing, with LDR crooning and even scatting over heavy, luxurious strings — a torch song that sounds like it’s made out of clouds. LDR has been selling lyric sheets for the song at her live shows, and an image of that lyric sheet is mostly what we see in the video below, though we do get a few seconds of grainy, ominous Super-8 footage at the beginning and end of the six-minute song. Check it out below.
Lana also shared her own Instagram celebrating the song release that includes some more footage of the video. Here’s what she had to say:
Here it is, the first and title track off my record – “Honeymoon.” In some ways I feel it’s where the record begins and ends… there are so many other tracks on the record, 13 others to be exact— Some with a muddy trap energy and some inspired by late-night Miles Davis drives… But I love this song because it encapsulates all of the things that come naturally to me. http://lanadel.re/HONEYMOON
Honeymoon is, to the best of our knowledge, coming in September.