Lana Del Rey is absolutely sublime on new single “Love”

For her latest single, Lana Del Rey captures the adolescent innocence of “Video Games,” as well as that song’s deliberately paced, slowly unfolding beauty. But the song is different from other Lana Del Rey songs in its meta commentary, as she breaks the fourth wall and directly talks to her fans. “You get ready, you get all dressed up to go nowhere in particular. Back to work or the coffee shop, doesn’t matter cause it’s enough to be young and in love,” she sings, extending love into something ethereal, mystical. And by the end of the song, she slightly switches up the chorus, speaking from her point of view. “It doesn’t matter if I’m not enough for the future or the things to come. ‘Cause I’m young and in love,” she sings, relishing the moment. “Love” has the weight and drama of a typical Lana Del Rey track, but it’s never a burden. For the first time in a while, Lana Del Rey finds relief.

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