Lana Del Rey's High By The Beach is the breakup song you've been waiting for
Ah, the ocean. From Charles Trenet's La Mer to Don Henley's Boys of Summer, the seaside has inspired many a summer anthem. For crooner Lana Del Rey, what's proven to be one of her summer staples is a breakup song — complemented by the sounds of waves, birds and the stinging sensation of heartbreak.
The second single off her upcoming album Honeymoon, High By The Beach is a synth-driven track, a newbie laced with the singer's signature slurring vocals. It's definitely a song that's meant to play on repeat — with lyrics such as "All I wanna do is get high by the beach, get high by the beach, get high" over a rolling electronic beat. Officially released yesterday (following a leak days before), it's the single to end all summer singles: Best paired with a lonesome walk along the coast, and a vice or two in each hand.
Embrace the lull of the ocean below.