The sad girl queen is ready to make her return to earth. Lana Del Rey announced the title of her new album, Lust for Life, with an ominous trailer that will immediately throw you into the Twilight Zone. Watch above as the former Coney Island Queen transforms into Queen of the Galaxy.
The singer charms with her bewitching personality throughout the black and white trailer, where she highlights the country's current political turmoil and hiding in the "H" of the Hollyweird sign to escape from reality. She coyly reflects,
"But truthfully, when I’m in the middle of making a record, especially now when the world is in the middle of such a tumultuous period, I find that I really need to take a space for myself, far away from real life, to consider what my contribution to the world should be in these dark times. So each morning, I have the luxury of asking myself, 'What shall I cook up for the kids today? Something with a little spice? Something with a little bitterness, but is ultimately sweet? Or, shall I take the day off and turn down the fire and just take a moment to send my love to them over the ether?' Because sometimes, just being pure of heart and having good intentions and letting them be known is the most worthy contribution an artist can make."
As of now, there is no release date for Lust for Life, the follow-up to 2015's Honeymoon. Del Rey “started out thinking that the whole record was going to have sort of a, like, a ’50s, ’60s feeling, with some kind of Shangri-La, early Joan Baez influences," she told Jo Whiley’s BBC Radio 2 show. "As the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found, like, lyrically everything was just directed towards that," she continued.
"So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to, like, talk to the younger side of the audience I have. I guess it’s just a little more socially aware. That’s kind of a global feeling." Last month, the singer gave us a taste of what's to come from her fourth record with her dreamy and vintage Americana-laced "Love" single.
Next, read our Born to Die album retrospective for its 5th anniversary and watch a throwback Fuse interview where Lana Del Rey discusses her "Born to Die" music video and live performances: