“Video Games” bad girl Lana Del Rey is the princess of summertime track leaks. Last year, never released songs appeared just in time for summer, and today a demo called “Black Beauty” popped up online. Many are speculating that it’s one of the tracks from Del Rey’s upcoming sophomore album.
“Black Beauty” – complete with Del Rey-style longing, sombre vocals and moody sensual atmosphere – gives fans a sample of what her sophomore release may have in store. Del Rey told BBC Radio 1 Newsbeat that her next album will be slightly less focused on destitute lives and erotic criminality and more spiritual in nature. “It’s a little more stripped down,” she says. “But still cinematic and dark.” Her shift is not surprising since spirituality is often subtly woven through even some of her most controversial songs – “Jesus is my very best friend” (“Body Electric”).
So, it looks like Del Rey has another intriguing and mesmerizing album coming for us. #Yay!