If the sounds of Lana Del Rey‘s 2014 album Ultraviolence left you longing for the sad orchestral tones of her debut LP, Born To Die, you might be thoroughly pleased with Emile Haynie‘s new track “Wait For Life.”
Haynie produced (or co-produced) much of Born To Die, including LDR staples like “Blue Jeans,” “Off To The Races” and “Summertime Sadness.” Here on his own song “Wait For Life,” the musician ropes in Lana for vocal duties, and you could honestly tell us this was a shelved Born To Die cut and we’d believe you one hundred percent. More »
A few weeks ago, producer Emile Haynie (of Born To Die fame, among others) teased an enticing clip of a new song called “Wait For Life” featuring the Honeymoon darling herself, Lana Del Rey. The song is rumored to be included on Haynie’s forthcoming album, and lucky enough for us, we won’t have to wait much longer to hear the whole thing.
According to an Australian new music release schedule, “Wait For Life” is due to be released on January 20 via Interscope Records. Exciting!
As we’ve known for some time now, Lana is also working on her forthcoming Ultraviolence follow-up Honeymoon, which she’s described as “similar” to her first two albums, Born To Die and Paradise.
As a quick refresher, listen to the teaser of the upcoming Emile collaboration “Wait For Life” after the jump, and let us know your thoughts in the comments below. More »
Sia, Lorde, John Legend, Patti Smith and Lana Del Rey will all face off tonight (January 11) for the Best Original Song statue at the 72nd annual Golden Globe Awards. While we wish the best to all the nominees, fashion-wise we’re singling Del Rey out for her bright, eye-popping aqua-colored dress, which she displayed proudly on the Globes red carpet.
Lana‘s “Big Eyes,” from the Tim Burton film of the same name, stands to win tonight, as does Sia‘s “Opportunity” (Annie), Legend’s “Glory” (Selma), Lorde‘s “Yellow Flicker Beat” (The Hunger Games — Mockingjay, Part 1) and Smith‘s “Mercy Is” (Noah). Who do you think will win? More »
Last week, we kicked off the New Year by running through 15 of the Most Anticipated pop records of 2015, asking Idolator readers to vote for their favorite act due to deliver this year between candidates like Rihanna, Kanye West and Madonna. The results are in, and we have a winner…
It’s Mr. Adam Lambert!
The Trespassing King beat out the competition with 3,589 votes, followed closely by the “Work Bitch” Las Vegas showgirl Britney Spears with 3,229 votes and RiRi with 531 votes. Madonna’s Rebel Heart (434 votes) and Honeymoon darling Lana Del Rey (214 votes) rounded out the Top 5. Guess your Glamberts are really, really ready for you to bring it, Adam! Check out the full breakdown of the votes after the jump. More »
Following the announcement of this year’s Coachella line-up yesterday, the performers for the 5th annual Governors Ball Musical Festival in New York City have been revealed today.
The event, which will take place on Friday, June 5 through Sunday, June 7 at Randall’s Island Park, will feature performances from the likes of Drake, Lana Del Rey, Florence + The Machine, Björk, Charli XCX, Marina And The Diamonds, Clean Bandit, Gorgon City, Kiesza — and even Weird Al Yankovic.
As the official press release points out, this festival will mark the first time that Lana, Florence and Björk have performed in New York City since 2012. Check out the full line-up in the poster and announcement video below. Will you be attending this year? More »
Lana Del Rey isn’t wasting any time between albums! Ultraviolence, the gloomy diva’s extremely underrated sophomore LP, was only released six months ago but she’s already putting the finishing touches to her third opus. In an interview with Billboard, the 29-year-old unexpectedly declared that her next album is called Honeymoon and represents a return to the “noirish” sound of her mega-selling debut Born To Die and critically-acclaimed Paradise EP.
“It’s very different from the last one and similar to the first two, Born to Die and Paradise,” Lana revealed. “I finished my last one in March and released it in June and I had a follow-up idea. It’s growing into something I really like.” What can we expect concept-wise? “I’m kind of enjoying sinking into this more noirish feel for this one. It’s been good.” I would argue that Ultraviolence is about as “noirish” as it gets, but perhaps she’s injecting the pop element of her first two releases into the dark soundscape.
The “West Coast” crooner has already recorded nine songs for Honeymoon, including a much-loved standard. “I’m doing a cover of ‘Don’t Let Me Be Misunderstood.’ After doing a cover of ‘The Other Woman’ [on Ultraviolence], I like summarizing the record with a jazz song. I’m having fun with my interpretation.” It’s going to be a busy 2015 for Lana. Her Big Eyes theme song has Oscar buzz and she has already announced a summer tour with Courtney Love. More »
Perhaps she’s just feeling inspired by her most recent soundtrack contribution, but Big Eyes darling Lana Del Rey has gotten into the habit of flaunting her gorgeous face for us on Instagram as of late.
The Ultraviolence beauty, who is currently hard at work recording a follow-up to her 2014 record, is known for her incredibly chic and glamorous photo shoots, which is why the recent stream of intimate selfies has proven be a particular delight for fans across social media.
From looking cute in pigtails in the backseat of a car to a quick selfie session while in London waiting to meet up with her future Endless Summer Tour partner Courtney Love to getting up close and personal in bed, LDR looks beautiful in any setting.
Check out her most recent selfies in the gallery up top. More »
Lana Del Rey has revealed that a song off her anticipated third album is titled “Music To Watch Boys To.” She was talking with Los Angeles Times about how her music ends up being “noirish and visual,” whether for albums like 2014′s Ultraviolence — a reader and critic favorite alike — or films like Tim Burton‘s Big Eyes (the title track, “I Can Fly”).
“I can see it and I can hear it,” Del Rey said. “I’m working on a new record now, and I have this one song, ‘Music To Watch Boys To.’ The title lends itself to a visual of shadows of men passing by, this girl’s eyes, her face. I can definitely see things.” More »
Happy New Year, Idolator readers! From our Top 10 Albums and Top 10 Singles of 2014, to our reader-selected Albums of 2014, to the Top 14 EPs of 2014 (and yes, even the best butt-baring boys and girls of 2014!), we’ve finally reached the end — and also the best! — part of the list season. Why? Because it’s time to stop looking back and start looking ahead to the future.
We’ve got a ton of promising pop releases to look forward to in 2015, from Rihanna‘s still mostly mysterious, endlessly teased album (dubbed R8) to Kanye West’s Yeezus follow-up to Queen Of Pop Madonna‘s heavily teased (and, disappointingly, thoroughly leaked) Rebel Heart.
Wondering what you should start getting excited for? Check out our 15 most anticipated pop albums of 2015 in the gallery up top, and place your vote for your most anticipated album. Then, let us know what you’re most excited to hear in the comments below. More »
In many ways, 2014 was the year of the celebrity nude. Never before has ditching your clothes in the name of artistic expression — and free publicity — been so accepted and common-place. The leading ladies of pop took turns upping the ante in raunchy magazine shoots (let’s be honest, Rihanna won), while guys also got in on the act — posing in underwear and, in the case of one extremely popular boy band, sending a dick pic to fans.
To celebrate the nude achievements of our beloved pop divas, I’ve curated a gallery of their best topless moments. (Don’t worry, ladies. An equivalent male gallery is on the way!) Special mention must go to Miley Cyrus, Lady Gaga, Rita Ora, Nicki Minaj, Madonna and RiRi for their tireless dedication to nudity. All of them went above and beyond — posing for multiple semi-clothed photo shoots. Peruse their finest pics up top. More »