All she wants to do is get high by the beach.
Lana Del Rey is worn down by life and love on her latest synth-driven single, seeking sweet escape near clear blue waters. “All I wanna do is get high by the beach, get high by the beach, get high,” she sings on the chorus of her latest single “High By The Beach”.
Unlike the fatalistic and rather dark “Honeymoon“, this latest release by Del Rey is relatively upbeat and structurally sedate making it perhaps the most radio-friendly song of her entire career. The chorus reels into a gloriously whiny bounce, while the “Summertime Sadness” singer drops some wisdom; “You could be a bad motherf*cker, but that don’t make you a man” over her dreamy synthesizers.
“High By The Beach” is probably one of the catchiest songs Del Rey has done in a while but lets not forget that it is a Del Rey song, so obviously there are some slowness and airiness found on the track. Ditching the dark and moody vibes for sultry keys and synth beeps, this latest release serves as a breath of fresh air for Del Rey.
Listen to the song here.
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