Lana Del Rey’s “Super Movie,” an unreleased track from the Honeymoon songstress, leaked online yesterday. The song, evidently originating from the stirring stockpile of tunes by the “Video Games” chanteuse, offers an intimate look into Ms. Del Rey’s sentimental songwriting. Hear the newly unearthed “Super Movie” below.
MTV News describes Lana Del Rey’s “Super Movie” as a “quintessential LDR” cut. Softly intoning lyrics that recount a lovers escape over silky acoustic guitar accompaniment, Lana’s heretofore unheard song highlights her delicate vocals and a keen knack for constructing dreamy ditties. The surprise discovery of the unreleased “Super Movie” follows Del Rey’s most recent single from 2015’s Honeymoon LP, “Freak,” released in February.
As covered by NME, Lana’s unreleased song appears to be a rewrite of Del Rey’s previously leaked demo, “On Our Way.” Reportedly, “On Our Way” was recorded at some point in 2010, leaking online two years later. This detail would place the composition’s nexus in the era of Lana’s pre-fame album under the name Lizzy Grant, released as Lana Del Ray a.k.a. Lizzy Grant. Del Rey’s mainstream breakthrough followed with 2012’s Born to Die.
Aside from Lana Del Rey’s “Super Movie” being leaked, the “Summertime Sadness” diva is currently gearing up for Thursday’s kickoff of the Lollapalooza festival at Chicago’s Grant Park. Lana will be headlining the festival’s Bud Light stage tomorrow, July 28, starting at 8:45 p.m. Del Rey’s set will follow performances from English rock band The 1975 and artist Dallas Green’s folk project, City and Colour.
According to numerous sources, Lana is currently working on her next album. The singer recently posted a photo on Instagram, captioned “Every day,” that showed the vocalist in headphones, seemingly tracking vocals for unreleased songs. Del Rey’s forthcoming LP will be her third major label entry and first since the aforementioned Honeymoon, released in September 2015.
It’s yet to be seen if Lana Del Rey’s “Super Movie” will wind up on her upcoming studio effort. The unreleased track — one that appears to be constantly evolving — would surely make a fitting entry in Lana’s wistful catalog of lovelorn compositions. Hopefully, Ms. Del Rey’s new album will be along shortly with the “Super” song in tow. Though, as Lana told NME, she releases new material on her own timetable.
“My label, Interscope, is pretty flexible and open to my records coming out at any time, so I don’t have that pressure. I’m just happy to be able to keep on making music I can stand behind. That’s enough for me.”
Lana took the music world by storm in 2011 with the forenamed “Video Games,” its self-produced YouTube clip from the artist making a splash online with its nostalgic collage of bygone home video snaps and old Hollywood footage. The singer signed with Interscope Records shortly thereafter, releasing “Video Games” as a single backed with her tender ode to denim, “Blue Jeans.” Her debut Interscope album, Born to Die, followed in 2012.
Though Lana Del Rey’s “Super Movie,” the recently-revealed and unreleased gem, did not feature on either Born to Die or its Dan Auerbach-produced followup, Ultraviolence (2014), many fans are hopeful that the tune may end up on a future release from the “Shades of Cool” songster. As the vocalist told the Guardian in an enlightening interview, she follows no particular pattern for the creation of her compositions, preferring to delve deep into the cerebral side of inspiration when mining new artistic avenues.
“A lot of my songs are not just simple verse-chorus pop songs – they’re more psychological.”
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