Just like any song, not everything is everyone’s cup of tea. The same can be said about Lana del Rey’s new song “Ultraviolence.”
In her new track, which is also the title track off her upcoming album of the same title, the singer likened getting hit to a kiss and asks to be given “all of that ultraviolence.”
Just as the title suggests the songs talk about the pain of going through an emotionally (or even physically) violent relationship. The track is signature Lana del Rey with all the gloomy piano chords and strings. With lyric references from the Crystals’ 1962 song “He Hit Me (And It Felt Like A Kiss), the title track boasts of lyrics like “he hurt me, but it felt like true love.”
Although Lana’s new song and some of her previous songs are filled with unpleasantries, the singer is said to lead a very different life apart from her songs. It would seem that she’s only using her songs to narrate a certain kind of hurt that everyone can relate to.
However, not everyone is a fan. That includes singer Lorde.
Lorde was quoted in her interview with The FADER saying: “I listened to that Lana Del Rey record and the whole time I was just thinking it’s so unhealthy for young girls to be listening to, you know, ‘I’m nothing without you.’ This sort of shirt-tugging, desperate, don’t leave me stuff. That’s not a good thing for young girls, even young people, to hear.”
To somehow make-up for a very emotional start on her new album, just days after the release of “Ultraviolence,” Lana followed it up with another release called “Brooklyn Baby” which is inspired by her boyfriend Barrie-James O’Neill.
The track is said to be more on the romantic end as it was intended to give the feeling that Lana is singing to her man.
Lana del Rey’s “Ultraviolence” will be out by June 15.