BY: Caitlyn Ludwig (Gainesville, GA)
“Singing the blues has been getting old,” cries Lana Del Rey in Ride, the first single release of her new album- The Paradise Edition out November 13.
Although singing the blues may be getting old, Lana Del Rey continues this trend throughout this heartbreaking hypnotic track. Her dark and raspy voice captivates listeners with lyrics such as “I’ve got a war in my mind, I just ride.”
Del Rey has always sang far outside of the standard pop box, but single “Ride” takes her to a whole new place. The song allows the singer’s voice to shine, while telling an almost truthful story of her life.
Production wise its warm and distant all at once. It’s a song that you can repeat as your imagination runs wild with the lyrics.