After previewing several new songs yesterday in a trailer for her new album, Honeymoon, Lana Del Rey debuted "Music To Watch Boys To" on Beats 1 today. Relative to the other tunes she's shared so far, the latest track leans more towards the dirge-like "Honeymoon"—a stern beat, a distant string section, and verses that whoosh by in long exhales—than the hip-hop-influenced "High By The Beach."
The singer told Zane Lowe, "As soon as the first record was out, I kind of knew what I was in for. But it didn't really change my writing process." The lyrics here reach back to some of the themes on Del Rey's first album, Born To Die: I like you a lot/ so I do what you want.
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