The title track to Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album Lust For Life is a hazy take on ’60s doo-wop and girl groups featuring the lilting falsetto of The Weeknd. In a new video for the song, Del Rey and The Weeknd are seen sitting atop the “H” in the famed “Hollywood” sign. “Our lust for life keeps us alive,” she sings. “We dance on the ‘H’ of the ‘Hollywood’ sign ’til we run out of breath. Gotta dance or we die.”
‘Lust For Life’ premiered today (April 19) on Mistajam’s BBC Radio 1 show. A new clip is now on Youtube, which sees the pair hang out on the Hollywood sign, although it’s unclear whether it’s the official video.
During an interview with Mistajam, Del Rey said that “the first few things I’m gonna put out are gonna have that bigger richer sound” and teased an acoustic track called ‘Yosemite’ that is “kind of a love song that I did all in one take in the room.”
“I really felt like [The Weeknd] just added so much to it — it was the perfect track for him to join me on,” Lana Del Rey told Mistajam after the premiere of the single. “I think the first few things I’m going to put out are gonna have that bigger, richer sound, and then I’m going to dig into the more acoustic part of the record,” she added, before referencing an upcoming track called “Yosemite.”
Lana Del Rey has yet to announce the release date for her Lust For Life album. The title track is the second single from the album, following “Love,” which was released in February. Listen to the new song below.