Lana Del Rey is in hot promotion mode this month, seeing as how her new album Honeymoon will release on Friday (September 18th). In that vein, Del Rey premiered ‘Salvatore’ on BBC Radio 1 yesterday — yet another gorgeous track from what is already looking like being one of the best albums of 2015.
‘Salvatore‘ has Del Rey singing in both English and Italian, but it’s not the languages but the feel of this song that is so beautiful. Sultry, seductive, smoky and quite old-fashioned in its delivery. It reminds me of something out of a classic 1960s Italian movie starring Sophia Loren or Gina Lollobrigida.
Out of all her releases from the album so far — ‘Music To Watch Boys To‘, ‘Terrence Loves You‘, ‘High By The Beach‘, and ‘Honeymoon‘ and this one, ‘Salvatore‘ — ‘Salvatore’ is the one I like the most.
Del Rey herself says about the track, while she loves the chorus, the song is definitely weirder than anything else on the album, and has a completely different feel to it.
Listen to Lana Del Rey singing ‘Salvatore‘ in the BBC plugin below, and hear what she has to say about Honeymoon. Although I have to admit, there is always a discordant moment to me from hearing her sing and hearing her speak.
She is so mysterious when she sings and in how she looks. Not so much when she speaks. So, in that respect, I find her a little more unappealing. You may, of course, think differently.
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