Lana Del Rey released the next single from her forthcoming album, Honeymoon, and it’s a tongue-in-cheek meditation on discarding the extra folks in your life and, quite literally, getting high by the beach. “All I want to do is get high by the beach, get high baby baby bye bye.”
She throws an old lover under the bus (or into the ocean) and sings, “You could be a bad motherf–ker, but that don’t make you a man. Now you’re just another one of my problems because you got out of hand/ We won’t survive, we’re sinking into the sand.”
“High By The beach” officially debuted Monday via Apple Music, but it leaked online a few days before. While speaking to Zane Lowe on Beats 1 Radio, she said the track was one of the last ones on the record. “It had an Andrews Sisters vibe,” she said. “The harmony almost sounded monotone. It had this weird drone to it, but with this beat it had a trap aspect.”
With surprising hip-hop influenced percussions, eerie organs, and synth blips, it’s easily Del Rey’s catchiest song yet.