Despite her east coast roots, Lana del Rey is diving head first into LA’s stoner scene with her new single “High by the Beach.” Sporting soft synth pads and a trap-influenced beat—yet not withholding on Lana’s usual airy disaffection—this slow jam sparks you up for some sleazy poolside daydreaming. It may lack the Bond-theme stylings we’ve come to expect (and which she delivers on the titular track “Honeymoon”), but if you’re looking to light a spliff by some waves this weekend, you’d be hard pressed to find a more appropriate anthem. Now all that’s left for full inauguration into the Angeles Stonedom is a name change to Lana del Baby.
Expect the full Rey album, Honeymoon, sometime next month.
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