Last month, Lana Del Rey announced her new album, Lust For Life, will be out this spring. Following the first single, “Love,” we can now hear Lana’s new single and title track. The Weeknd (aka Abel Tesfaye) co-wrote “Lust For Life” and sings on the song with Lana. “Lust For Life” is a grand duet, and the song combines elements of Born To Die, Ultraviolence, and The Weeknd’s own music. The pair echo each other on the chorus, both declaring that “a lust for life keeps us alive” before trading lines. Both Lana and The Weeknd take turns singing lead and backup. It’s not your average track featuring a second verse or bridge sung by the guest artist. Instead, “Lust For Life” is a proper duet throughout the whole song.
This is the pair’s fourth collaboration overall. In 2015, Lana joined The Weeknd on his Beauty Behind The Madness track, “Prisoner.” His latest album, Starboy, features Lana on two tracks: “Stargirl Interlude” and “Party Monster.”
Mista Jam premiered “Lust For Life” on BBC’s Radio 1 today, but now it’s available everywhere music is. Listen to the new duet below:
“Lust For Life” and “Love” are just our first tastes of Lana’s new album. She also confirmed two more song titles: A love song called “Yosemite,” and a track with Sean Lennon called “Tomorrow Never Came,” one of her favorites on the new album. Lana describes both of those as more acoustic.
Last week, Lana shared the cover art for the album. The tracklist and release date have not yet been confirmed, but Lana did say she wants to share a few more of the big, rich sounding songs like “Lust For Life” before it’s out. Rumor has it the album may be out on May 26th. And although Rick Nowels produced the whole record, Lana did work with hitmaker Max Martin on the title track. Read more about that in her recent interview for Dazed.
Lust For Life will serve as the followup to Lana’s 2015 album, Honeymoon. Lana rose to fame with her major label debut, Born To Die, back in 2012. She revealed that she made this album for her fans, and it will be intriguing to hear what she’s recorded.
You can buy “Lust For Life” on iTunes now, or stream the song on Spotify. It will also appear on Lana’s upcoming album of the same name, due out later this spring. Keep checking back here for more news about the upcoming record and all the latest on Lana Del Rey.