Hear Lana Del Rey's Lavish New Ballads 'Big Eyes' and 'I Can Fly' - Rolling Stone
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Hear Lana Del Rey’s Two New Lavish Ballads for Tim Burton’s ‘Big Eyes’

String-anchored songs were written for Burton’s new film, which hits theaters on December 25th

Lana Del Rey brings epic-scale melodrama to her two new songs, “Big Eyes” and “I Can Fly,” both written for Tim Burton’s upcoming biopic Big Eyes. The title track, available above, finds the singer channeling the film’s story, which focuses on American artist Margaret Keane and the artistic fraud of her husband Walter. “I saw you creeping ’round the garden,” Del Rey croons over sampled brass and live strings. “What are you hiding?. . . I used to think that I could trust you / I was your woman.” 

“I Can Fly” is another weepy ballad in the same vein, with Del Rey comparing herself to a caged bird over ruminative strings and piano. “I had a dream that I was fine,” she sings. “I wasn’t crazy; I was divine.” 

“I Can Fly” will play over Big Eyes’ end credits, while the title track will be incorporated midway through the film. 

In June, Del Rey released her third studio album, Ultraviolence, which made the Top Ten in Rolling Stone‘s 50 Best Albums of 2014 list. Earlier this week, the singer plotted a joint tour with Courtney Love for 2015. So far, the duo have booked eight shows, including a kick-off date for Woodlands, Texas on May 7th. Del Rey will continue on without her touring partner for nine more dates, wrapping with a June 16th show in West Palm Beach, Florida. 

While the “Endless Summer” dates will mark the pair’s first joint trek, they have shared the stage previously – at least in spirit. In 2012, after Del Rey performed a live cover of Nirvana’s “Heart Shaped Box,” Love tweeted to the singer,”You do know the song is about my vagina right? ‘Throw down your umbilical noose so i can climb right back,’ umm,” adding that Del Rey is “gorgeous and very talented.”

In This Article: Lana Del Rey, Tim Burton


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