Single and looking for absolutely nothing, these singles of the week are recently released singles that we just can’t keep to ourselves.
Lana Del Rey – Love
Lana Del Rey has taken off since her 2012 album Born To Die where she established herself as one of the greats; and regardless if you jumped on the bandwagon once Summertime Sadness was remixed, or when Queen of the Gas Station came out, it’s almost to deny her talent and edge, bringing soul and swank to pop music.
The queen of vintage pop is giving us a new album Lust for Life soon (hopefully filled with as much sex, drugs, and Instagram captions as possible). In the meantime, she has blessed us with two singles that I never want to stop playing.
Love plays like most of Lana’s music, slow and sweet while dark and angst-filled, quiet and retrospective – she has handed us a masterpiece.
Look at you, kids, you know you’re the coolest
The world is yours and you can’t refuse it
Seen so much, you could get the blues but
That don’t mean that you should abuse it
Lana Del Rey – Lust for Life
The second single she released is the song that titles the album, Lust for Life featuring Canadian artist The Weeknd that sounds a little sexier than the first, but just as simple and slow as we’ve always come to expect from the queen.
I told you twice
In our love letter
There’s no stopping now
Green lights forever
The songs are without a doubt as beautiful as we came to hope from Lana who has absolutely not disappointed us so far. Whatever is left to come (hopefully a lot more) it’s bound to be as dirty, divine, and downright amazing as it always seems to be.
Halsey – Now or Never
To the only performer that can be described as Lana’s young and drunk sister, Halsey, who is as brilliant live as on the internet. Recently releasing her new song Now or Never which features maybe the coolest video the young God has released yet.
Draw the lineup
Don’t take no more time up, yeah
Baby, you gotta decide something
Let me know
Halsey is back, unwilling to sell out despite her breakout into the mainstream that came with the incredible success of her Badlands (2015) album, or her collaboration with mega artists like the Chainsmokers, and Justin Bieber. We can only hope Halsey keeps her highly anticipated 2017 album Hopeless Fountain Kingdom raw, real, and edgy – either way, you’ll be able to read all about it right here.
Lorde – Green Light
Onto the last of this week’s singles, Lorde who released Green Light. A little older, but just as whimsical, Lorde’s newest release is reminiscent of Metric, and old pop,
But I hear sounds in my mind
Brand new sounds in my mind
But honey I’ll be seein’ you, ever, I go
But honey I’ll be seein’ you down every road
I’m waiting for it, that green light, I want it
Lorde, who again had the chance to sell out like so many breakouts hit makers, but instead, took a few years, and curated a sound she could be proud of. Both song and video are amazing, and leave us wanting more, dying to have to wait for the album Melodrama to drop June 16th – but we know it’ll be worth it.
Let us know what you think of the singles, and feel free to submit to us any singles you want us to cover!!