Lana Del Rey’s latest effort dropped on 09/18 in the states. Entitled Honeymoon, her third full length studio album, was not unlike any previous albums. There are a lot of haunting vocals, hip hop beats, cinematic soundscapes, and weaving in lyrics that are obviously recycled. It all works. This effort is a more obvious follow up the the Paradise EP. Where Ultraviolence left me wanting Honeymoon picks me up and puts me back on my LDR loving path.
Honeymoon is mostly smooth and jazzy. But only elegant, so elegant that I need to be wearing a fur, drinking a martini (shaken, not stirred) and James Bond is coming to whisk me away. My stand outs are Music To Watch Boys To, which is trippy, the chorus is catchy as hell and LDR even references Frost. High By The Beach weaves past lyrics without sounding forced, and not to mention that the video is amazing. Freak, Art Deco, and Salvatore are probably my favourites on the record. All three are the epitome of what drew me to her sound to begin with. A true must listen for any LDR fan, if you don’t know LDR, don’t start here, it won’t make sense. And on that note, it’s time to end.
All for now,
Title from: Honeymoon by LDR