Lana Del Rey Lust For Life REVIEW

Lana Del Rey has released Lust For Life. Canadian superstar, Weeknd, is a feature on Lust For Life to add more star quality to it. Lust For Life is the fourth time that Lana and Weeknd have collaborated. Previous efforts are “Prisoner”, “Party Monster” and “Stargirl Interlude.”  American singer, songwriter and model Lana is famed for her cinematic sound. She often references 1950’s and 1960’s Americana. No surprise then that Lust For Life had roots in Iggy Pop, 60s girl groups and even Billy Noel.

Lana is singing about what she loves in Lust For Life

Recording Process

In life you have to take time to perfect your craft especially when it is available for the public to critique. Described as a “Rubik’s Cube”, Lust For Life was retouched 4 times in order for it to sit right. One of the producers who imparted his expertise was Rick Nowels, mentioned in – Dua Lipa Lost In Your Light REVIEW

“That’s when I felt like I really wanted to hear Abel sing the chorus, so he came down and rewrote a little bit of it. 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.”

Lana wants to touch the fans with Lust For Life


The official “audio” dropped on April 19th 2017 by way of Lana’s official YouTube channel. Numbers wise, Lust For Life has 12 million views due to the immense pull of the artists involved. If this is anything to go by then the final video will be a dark theme. Spooky! Weeknd and Lana are captured perched on the H in the Hollywood iconic sign. These visuals are deliberate and make reference to a young actress in the 1930s who committed suicide by jumping off the H, Peg Entwistle.


And a lust for life, and a lust for life
And a lust for life, and a lust for life
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive
Keeps us alive, keeps us alive

Lana’s chorus points towards the 1977 David Bowie produced title song by Iggy Pop, Lust For Life. That particular reccid is a drug rock classic.

White boys turning up in the 70’s

Iggy Pop rockin’ the stage

Then, we dance on the H of the Hollywood sign, yeah
‘Til we run out of breath, gotta dance ’til we die(doo wop, doo wop)
My boyfriend’s back
And he’s cooler than ever (shadoop, shadoop)
There’s no more night, blue skies forever

Referencing the 60’s girl group, Angels, Lana is taking us to music history 101 class. It’s a power meter when you can take someone on a creative journey. Similar to what I do to all y’all.

The Angels

Boy, if Rams was around in the 60’s it would have been ON SIGHT for chicks!

Collectors item on Lust For Life as a Weeknd feature did not overpower the host’s own song. Check out Abel in Reminder REVIEW ! The tandem worked effectively and Weeknd created a vibe in the refrain

‘Cause we’re the masters of our own fate
We’re the captains of our own souls
So there’s no need for us to hesitate
We’re all alone, let’s take control
And I was like…



It is a mellow track that does create a mood. The complexities by way of love are replicated in the vocals and the splattering of ranges from the two artists. In my opinion, it was a well thought out project. Keeping it buck, Lust For Life was not as impactful as a Young and Beautiful by Lana but this will undoubtedly ring off.

Your number one gunna


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