5 times Lana Del Rey gave us a lust for life

5 times Lana Del Rey gave us a lust for life


Text: Clara Tan

Known for her somnambulist tunes, music's queen of gloomy glamour is back with a newfound optimism. Here are 5 songs from Lana Del Rey's latest album you should listen to

1. 'God Bless America - And All The Beautiful Women In It'
Del Rey takes the three words 'God bless America' and turns it into a tune we see fitting for a national anthem. Punctuated with gun shots in the chorus, she acknowledges those who participated in the Women's Marches in Washington earlier this year. "I realised a lot of women were nervous about some of the bills that might get passed that would directly affect them", the American songwriter said of the track.

2. 'Groupie Love' ft. A$AP Rocky
Remember the times you fantasised on making love with your favourite musician? The pouty-lipped singer and her longtime friend, A$AP Rocky, get those daydreams as well. And in those moments of trance, we can't help but agree to, "It's like magic, babe, isn't life wonderful?".

3. 'In My Feelings'
In this uptempo tune, Del Rey explores the way she felt after dating rapper G-Eazy. Though the pop star's been rather tight-lipped about their relationship, it's pretty obvious it was one hell of an adrenaline ride. Our favourite line? "I'm crying while I'm cummin', making love while I'm making good money".

4. 'When The World Was At War We Kept Dancing'
Again, the 32-year-old makes a reference to politics, specifically on the United States of Trump. In this cabaret-like tune, Del Rey asks, "Is it the end of an era? Is it the end of America?". Before you even say 'yes', she answers, "No, it's only the beginning, if we hold on to hope, we'll have a happy ending".

5. 'Get Free'
Undoubtedly our favourite song on this record — not only because it's unannoyingly catchy, but it's also Del Rey's most optimistic one yet. In 'Get Free', she vows to shift her mindset to a more positive one, proudly calling this her "modern manifesto", and that she wants to "move out of the black, into the blue". For someone who once said that you and I were 'Born To Die', Del Rey is truly living her 'Lust For Life'.

Listen to Lana Del Rey's latest album on Spotify. Read last week's #WomanCrushWednesday — Lena Headey.