Lana Del Rey announced the name of her new album, Honeymoon, in an interview with Billboard, during which she discussed her latest album in the works. The 29-year-old singer-songwriter indicated that she had already written nine songs for the upcoming album and intended on including a cover of Nina Simone’s version of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.”
Previously, Lana covered Jessie Mae Robinson’s “The Other Woman.” After doing so, she indicated that she liked “summarizing the record with a jazz song. I’m having fun with my interpretation.” The song, titled “The Other Woman,” is the eleventh track on Rey’s previous album, Ultraviolence. According to L.A. Times, her last album’s name was derived from a reference in A Clockwork Orange.
As previously reported by the Inquisitr’s Niki Cruz, one of the songs on the new album is titled “Music To Watch Boys To,” a title that Del Rey, who was born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, described in a cryptic and metaphorical fashion.
“The title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girl’s eyes, her face. I can definitely see things.”
Lana’s success with her song “Young and Beautiful” featured in The Great Gatsby movie by The Weinstein Co. resulted in Harvey Weinstein reaching out to her in order to involve her in an upcoming Tim Burton film, Big Eyes. In their discussions, Harvey inquired whether Del Rey would write a title track with the chorus of “big eyes.” Del Rey later recalled how Tim Burton enjoyed listening to it.
“Tim was nice enough to listen to it, and he liked it.”
The song, which Rey wrote with Danie Heath, was the recipient of a Golden Globe nomination alongside tracks written or performed by artists such as Coldplay, Lorde, John Legend, Common, Sia, and Patti Smith.
Del Rey indicated to Billboard during their recent Q&A session that Big Eyes only changed a little bit over the course of the six months she knew about it. The track was edited from seven to 11 minutes. Gatsby, on the other hand, “was ever changing.” The director, Baz Luhrman, “was on Skype for a few days on a giant screen over me and my producer and Rick Knowels in our studio.”
“He didn’t just want the one rendition — he wanted a ’20s flapper rendition and was conducting via Skype. He liked to be really hands on with all the different interpretations and the instrumental cues. There were so many different renditions that it became a theme song.”
In regards to the upcoming Honeymoon album, May Jailer told Billboard that it sounds “very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise.” As far as her own personal thoughts on it are concerned, she claims to really like it.
“It’s growing into something I really like. I’m kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It’s been good.”
Are you excited for Lana Del Rey’s follow-up to Ultraviolence?
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