Brooklyn baby, Lana Del Rey
, the sadness soaked siren of dark water pop, has announced her third album is in the works. Honeymoon
follows the brooding success of her melancholy rock scratched sophomore album Ultraviolence
, produced in part by Dan Auerbach of The Black Keys, a major source of the vibrating sound that haunts the record. However, according to Del Rey, her third album will return to the sadcore pop of her pseudo indie debut, Born To Die
Even with her soundtrack contributions to Tim Burton's film Big Eyes
— awaiting a likely oscar nod — she's found time to get busy on album number three, having already written nine of the songs, and started the recording process. In an interview the LA Times
she discussed another song she has rolling in the works titled "Music To Watch Boys To," a very Del Rey vision of gorgeous voyeur loneliness: I can see it and I can hear it... the title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girls eyes, her face. I can definitely see things.
In addition to her melodrama musicianship, the record will also include a cover of "Don't Let Me Be Misunderstood," made famous by Nina Simone. Ultraviolence
also included a nod to Simone, with a smoke muted cover of her woeful "The Other Woman."
Before she announces release dates, Del Rey is still farming for a few more tracks to tie the project together, but count an other wet hot success from the timeless looking centerpiece of pop's pathos.
Refresh yourself with Del Rey's Born To Die
, and watch the video for the title track, below: