Now donning a smile and newfound lust for life, Lana Del Rey kisses her dark anthems and brooding profile goodbye with parting lines, “They say only the good die young / that just ain’t right / cause we’re having too much fun tonight,” highlighting her perpetually young and drunk-in-love persona. In collaboration with The Weeknd, it’s a dream pop smash, coming-of-age ballad that’s a match-made in heaven with Del Rey and Tesfaye’s pleading vocals crooning about climbing on top of the H of the Hollywood sign and taking their clothes off. The whole song unfolds like a slow, intimate dance between the two artists, and with the laid-back vibe of the 60’s giving us a nostalgic kick, getting lost in the song brings us back to our younger selves’ whimsical longings.
There’s no update on when Del Rey would finally grace us with the release of her album, “Lust For Life,” but this and her recent track, “Love” is enough to keep us alive for now. – SWISS AND MISS