Lana Del Rey has shared a new track in the form of ‘Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind’. The track is the second taster from her new album, Lust For Life, which is out on May 26. Have a listen below.
The song comes after the release of the single ‘Love’ that featured the talents of The Weeknd. As previously reported on Gigwise, the new album also contains collaborations with Sean Lennon, Max Martin and Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks.
Speaking of the album in a press release, Del Rey said how current events altered the direction of the record: “I started out thinking that the whole record was gonna have a sort of a ’50s-’60s feeling, kind of some kind of Shangri-Las, early Joan Baez influences.”
“But I don’t know, as the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found lyrically everything was just directed towards that. So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to talk to the younger side of the audience that I have. I guess it’s a little more socially aware. It’s kind of a global feeling.”
Let us know what you think – is this valid social commentary in a time of serious social and political upheaval or mumbled hippy platitudes that are like a musical shrugged shoulder? Leave your comments below.