A few days ago, Lana Del Rey announced that “High By The Beach,” the second single from her upcoming album Honeymoon, would be out on Monday. But now the song has already emerged online, slightly earlier than anticipated. The album’s title track was a slow, airy, string-laden dirge, and by comparison, the self-assured kiss-off song “High By The Beach” sounds positively fun — it’s still a Lana Del Rey song, obviously, so there’s some slowness and airiness to be found, but the strings have been replaced by sultry keys and synth beeps, with Lana cooing “All I wanna do is get high by the beach, get high by the beach, get high” over a rolling electronic beat. This is probably the straight-up catchiest thing she’s done in a while, and there’s a refreshing independence in lines like “The truth is I never bought into your bullshit” and “Don’t need your money, money/ To get me what I want/ Lights camera action/ I’ll do it on my own.” Listen below.
Honeymoon will be out sometime in September.