Review: Lana Del Rey – ‘Terrence Loves You’


The sort of slow-burn we've heard before but - as ever - with enough lyrical and musical tricks to impress, and sufficiently up the anticipation.

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Lana Del Rey’s upcoming third album Honeymoon is set for a September 18th release date; over past weeks we’ve already heard its title track and the mesmerisingly synthy ‘High By The Beach’ but, accompanying the availability of digital pre-order for the album, the American songstress has released the new track ‘Terrence Loves You’.

Lamenting lost love and teasing the words to David Bowie’s ‘Space Oddity’, the track balances piano tones with low simmering synth that blends into her trademark vocals. Hovering on the edge of the ephemeral the track isn’t overly dissimilar to previous offerings, but as a component to a concept album it promises noir-film melodrama taken to dreamy, space-like heights.

‘Terrence Loves You’, much like ‘Honeymoon’, suggest that the similarly titled album will be a subtle departure from the moods and sounds explored in Lana Del Rey’s previous offerings. Appearing to pick up where the subtler tones of Ultraviolence  – ‘Shades Of Cool’, ‘The Other Woman’ – left off, it tones down the blues and ups the psychedelic for an even more otherworldly vibe. It most certainly does it’s job; like a lost love, I’m can’t wait to hear more.

‘Terrence Loves You’ is available now via Polydor and Interscope records when you pre-order Honeymoon.


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