New Song: Lana Del Rey, ‘Born to Die’

Just call her busy Miss Lizzy: Lana Del Rey (born Lizzy Grant) is back with a new song, the title track from next year’s much-anticipated Born To Die album. (We were expecting Born 2 Die from the “gangsta Nancy Sinatra,” but we’ll take it.) The track pairs a dramatic string arrangement with a hip-hop style beat and the “Video Games” singer’s sultry-as-ever vocals. It’s her most upbeat, rhythmic work yet, though if you’re looking for party jams, you should probably save it for when you want to clear the dance floor.

Actually, Del Rey sounds like she’s been having some pretty rough weekends: “I feel so alone every Friday night,” she sings. Guess she won’t be covering Rebecca Black any time soon. The audio comes with a video portrait (very Kanye of her!) that features Del Rey topless in the arms of a tattooed gentleman. Not sure why she’s still feeling the blues — at least he’s not playing Xbox all day like her last boyfriend, right? An official video’s on the way, but in the meantime — wait, is she winking at us? We’re going to have to watch this again.

+ Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “Born to Die.”