At some point, the general public will get a release date for the new Lana Del Rey album. Until then, random information will continue to spill out on the project.
Titled Lust For Life, the title track features a cameo from her running mate The Weeknd.
The two have collaborated so much that its almost expected that they will continue to pop up on each other’s records and videos.
Del Rey told alt-rock tigress Courtney Love in a feature interview for Dazed that putting together the title song was a process.
So basically, “Lust for Life” was the first song I wrote for the record, but it was kind of a Rubik’s Cube,” Del Rey said. “I felt like it was a big song but… it wasn’t right. I don’t usually go back and re-edit things that much, because the songs end up sort of being what they are, but this one song I kept going back to. I really liked the title. I liked the verse. John Janick was like, ‘Why don’t we just go over and see what Max Martin thinks?’ So, I flew to Sweden and showed him the song.
He said that he felt really strongly that the best part was the verse and that he wanted to hear it more than once, so I should think about making it the chorus. So I went back to Rick Nowels’ place the next day and I was like, ‘Let’s try and make the verse the chorus,’ and we did, and it sounded perfect. That’s when I felt like I really wanted to hear Abel [The Weeknd] sing the chorus, so he came down and rewrote a little bit of it. But then I was feeling like it was missing a little bit of the Shangri-Las element, so I went back for a fourth time and layered it up with harmonies. Now I’m finally happy with it.”
Watch: Lana Del Rey “Lust For Life”