Jul. 31st, 2017
‘Lust for Life’ Is Lana Del Rey’s “Most Self-Assured Album Yet”
Lana Del Rey is no newcomer to intrusive fans who find joy in leaking her long-awaited music, but Lana was nothing shy of assertive when it came to protecting her forthcoming album Lust for Life this past week.
With previous disappointment dating all the way back to 2011–when her beloved “Born to Die” music video was released early–there’s no surprise at her disgust. Lana, on Twitter late last Tuesday night, found that links to her new album were being carelessly (and excitedly) tossed around on various social media outlets.
Fans who’ve waited (although impatiently) two whole years, apparently couldn’t wait 48 more hours until the release. The “Summertime Sadness” singer’s displeasure was clear when she referred to her fans as “little fuckers” and demanded the link be taken down immediately.
U little fuckers
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) July 19, 2017
With that said, the early release doesn’t seem to have had an effect on sales.
Lust for Life tops iTunes’ charts and, taking into consideration how long her previous albums dominated the Billboard Top 100, I don’t see an early end coming her way.
Lana’s newest album is eclectic in that it touches on political issues (in “God Bless America – And All the Beautiful Women in It”) while simultaneously maintaining a child-like innocence with “Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind.” Collaborating with artists as noteworthy as The Weeknd, Stevie Nicks and A$AP Rocky on Lust for Life makes for a dynamic record. Lana exists in a world of her own and with her newest album, she’s beckoning her listeners into it.