Lana Del Rey has unveiled her surprise new single “Love” off her forthcoming, as-yet-untitled album, the singer’s first song in nearly 16 months
“Look at you kids with your vintage music / Coming through satellites while cruising / You’re part of the past, but no, you’re the future,” Del Rey sings on the retro-sounding, Sixties girl group-inspired track. “It’s enough just to make you feel crazy, crazy, crazy sometimes.”
Later on the track, Del Rey croons, “Oh, to be young and in love,” which was the song’s original title. The song ends with a nod to the Beach Boys’ classic “Don’t Worry Baby.”
A Rich Lee-directed video for “Love” is forthcoming. The single is also available to purchase on iTunes.
The singer teased the impending arrival of her comeback single with a series of cinematic posters that were plastered around Los Angeles. “Love” ultimately leaked early ahead of its worldwide premiere. “I made my first four albums
for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed,” she said in a statement.
Del Rey last released her fourth LP Honeymoon in September 2015; the album spawned videos for “High by the Beach,” “Music to Watch Boys To” and “Freak.” While Del Rey stayed largely out of the spotlight in 2016, she did appear on the Weeknd’s “Stargirl Interlude” off his Starboy.