After a live debut (captured on video) and a short snippet, the full length, studio version of Lana Del Rey's new song "Ultraviolence" has received its debut. Today (June 4), the "West Coast" singer released the title track from her sophomore album online less than two weeks before it's set to drop.
In true Del Rey style, "Ultraviolence" is a hauntingly beautiful song, full of stringed arrangements and ethereal vocals. The violins, lightly thumping drums and Del Rey's angelic singing are all more or less equal in the mix, giving the song a church-y feel due to the intricate layers and production value. It's a choir filled of love, lust and scorn, and it's a choir full of beautiful music.
A love song in its essence, "Ultraviolence" seems to blend together the arenas of love and violence, name checking the famous song "He Hit Me (It Felt Like A Kiss)" and playing into themes of poison, drowning and sirens.
The end result is a dreamy blend of sounds and themes, giving off the sleepy, loving vibes that Del Rey is best known for. Basically, her title track is her title sound. So, of course, it's nothing less than a stunner.
Listen to Lana Del Rey's "Ultraviolence" below:
"Ultraviolence" is a new from Del Rey's upcoming album of the same name. It's the third song from Ultraviolence to gets its studio version released leading up to the record's release. Singles "West Coast" and "Shades Of Cool" debuted earlier this spring.
Ultraviolence will hit stores on June 17.