Lana Del Rey has been teasing touches of her third full-length for months now, but its first official single – the title track of the record – is finally here.
“Honeymoon” is a torturously slow bit of blue-hued soul that languishes in the type of patient sorrow Lana Del Rey does best.
Compared to LDR’s debut album, Born to Die, last year’s Ultraviolence felt grown in a way that made its bruised melancholy hurt only slightly more.
The chorus plays almost just like a sigh, layering words into a light timbre.
Vocally, LDR stays mainly in the low end, which is where she is always seemed most comfortable, and only the smallest bit threatening.
Sweeping strings and stuttering snares float through the background of the tune like much of Lana Del Rey’s work, the core of its own appeal is in her voice, which includes virtually created a character – lonely, moody, maybe Midwestern – on its own.
During a show in Washington state this past May, LDR said Honeymoon would be out in September, based on Stereogum.