Art-pop sorceress Lana Del Rey ends her 16-month hiatus with the newly unveiled single "Love" from her yet-to-be-announced fifth studio album. Superproducers Emile Haynie, Rick Nowels, Benny Blanco, and Kieron Menzies craft a slo-motion soundscape framed by warm bass tones, thick choral background vocals, and barely-there percussive twitches, allowing Del Rey's lead part to suspend inches above the ground, inviting you to feel "young and in love" alongside her.
In lesser hands, the finished recording would come off as bleak and lifeless, but in Del Rey's hands, "Love" slinks and shifts like a theme song to some lost MGM classic from the Old Hollywood era.
Stream “Love” below, and keep your eyes and ears peeled for forthcoming details about her new album.
UPDATE (2/20/17): Watch the just-released companion video for "Love" below.
DOWNLOAD Lana Del Rey’s “Love” via iTunes