Turn your speakers up, because Lana Del Rey has gifted our ears with a brand new single.
The queen of sad-core unveiled ‘Lust for Life’ featuring US singer The Weeknd yesterday, debuting the song on BBC Radio 1 before sticking an official audio video online, featuring the pair looking loved up atop the Hollywood sign.
The track is the second to be lifted from Lana upcoming fifth studio album Lust for Life, and continues the more optimistic, anthemic sound of lead single ‘Love’, which was released in February.
While ‘Lust for Life’ is the Lana’s first single to feature a guest vocalist, it isn’t the first time the 31-year-old ‘Video Games’ singer has collaborated with The Weeknd: She previously featured on his ‘Prisoner’ from his 2015 album Beauty Behind the Madness, and on ‘Stargirl Interlude’ from last year’s follow-up 2016 follow-up Starboy.
In a recent interview with Dazed, Lana said of the collaboration: “Maybe that’s kind of weird to have a feature on the title track, but I really love that song and we had said for a while that we were gonna do something; I did stuff on his last two records.”
Teasing the sound “I made my first 4 albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed.”