Lana Del Rey‘s career has been running pretty hot and cold from the start: Lana’s first single, 2011’s “Video Games” still remains a glorious fantasy, residing in a vague fog between earnest co-dependence and winking irony. On the other hand, her 2012 debut album Born To Die was incredibly uneven as a whole, and mainstream success (thanks in large part to “Summertime Sadness”–the remix by Cedric Gervais) brought with it people who took dead-aim at her idiosyncrasies. Her sophomore effort, 2014’sUltraviolence, however, was a great album with more stability, and Lana’s self-awareness has allowed her to smooth out some of her more tone-deaf romanticism. Anyway, all this to say that Lana has recently announced the title of her third stdio album … Honeymoon.
Lana Del Rey is already planning the follow up to last year’s Ultraviolence album. In an interview with Billboard, she revealed the name of her next LP will be Honeymoon, and that she’s already written nine songs for it. The production on four of those nine is “perfect,” she said. She also added: “I’m looking for a few more songs to tie everything together.” According to her, it sounds “very different” from Ultraviolence but “similar” to 2012’s Born to Die. “It’s growing into something I really like,” she said. “I’m kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It’s been good.” Additionally, she plans to include a cover of “Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood”, which was made popular by Nina Simone (as was “The Other Woman”, which Del Rey covered on Ultraviolence). SOURCE
As I said, Born To Die was really, really spotty, but at least Lana knows how to course-correct her image and her music. She may be going towards a sound that didn’t work too well the first time around, but at least she now has an awareness to her that might pull her away from some of the more cloying tendencies that clogged up her first album.