Lana Del Rey's gone back to her gangster Nancy Sinatra roots. A new song off songwriter/producer Emile Haynie's forthcoming album, We Fall, was released yesterday and finds Del Rey at her cinematic best.
It's no coincidence "Wait For Life" sounds like it could easily be a B-side from 2012's Born To Die album. Haynie produced nearly every track off Del Rey's polarizing debut. The sweeping strings, wobbling guitar, and macabre story are pure LDR; to say it's haunting would be putting it lightly. It might not be the banger to kick off 2015 has been waiting for, but if "Summertime Sadness" is any indication, somber Lana Del Rey tracks make for killer club remixes.
We Fall drops February 24 on Interscope and features other star-studded tracks from Dev Hynes, Lykke Li, and Rufus Wainwright. Meanwhile, Lana Del Rey's been working on her third full-length LP, Honeymoon. Whether this collaboration means she's fully reverting to her old school ways is a mystery. She definitely found her footing on this past summer's Ultraviolence, but there was nothing as fresh-to-death as "Blue Jeans" — something we can thank Haynie for.