Published Apr 19, 2017Lana Del Rey's Lust for Life LP is set to drop next month through Interscope, and before it arrives, the artist has revealed another team-up with frequent collaborator the Weeknd for the album's title track.
This afternoon (April 19) the song was premiered through Mistajam's BBC Radio 1 program, on which Del Rey was also interviewed about the track's genesis. "It was kind of a Rubik's Cube. I felt like it was a big song but … it wasn't right," she said. "I don't usually go back and re-edit things that much, because the songs end up sort of being what they are, but this one song I kept going back to."
Del Rey lined up a feature from the Weeknd on the advice of Swedish producer Max Martin. Of course, the two are no strangers to collaborating, with Del Rey having featured on the Toronto R&B giant's "Prisoner" and "Stargirl Interlude."
"[Martin] said that he felt really strongly that the best part was the verse and that he wanted to hear it more than once, so I should think about making it the chorus…[The Weeknd] came down and rewrote a little bit of it," Del Rey revealed. "But then I was feeling like it was missing a little bit of the Shangri-Las element, so I went back for a fourth time and layered it up with harmonies. Now I'm finally happy with it."
Hear "Lust for Life" and Mistajam's interview with Del Rey in the player below.
Lust for Life is due out on May 26 via Interscope.
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