Lana Del Rey’s “Salvatore” Is An Alluring Italian Serenade

Lana Del Rey’s fourth studio album, Honeymoon, is set to come out in just a few days, and we’ve already heard four new songs from it. After last week’s lush, jungle-like “Music To Watch Boys To,” this week we get an Italian serenade in “Salvatore.” BBC Radio 1 premiered the song today, and it is certainly the best Honeymoon song we’ve heard so far. It starts with sweet strings and soft drums before Lana’s sultry voice comes in. The chorus is big and cascading as Lana croons “ahhahh,” “ladadadada,” and “ciao amore.” It’s an atmospheric, gorgeous song with lyrical imagery that paints a European scene in your head.

After premiering the song, BBC also shared a brief interview with Lana about the song. At 4:30 in the clip below, Lana describes “Salvatore”:

That’s probably the track that’s most different from all the other tracks on the record. I guess it has a little bit of an old world, Italian feel. It’s kind of a weirder song. But I love the chorus… It’s filmic.

Lana also spoke about movie soundtracks, acting, and her love of vinyl before they played the song again. Listen to “Salvatore” and Lana’s interview below:

BBC – via Iframely

Honeymoon will be out this Friday on September 18th. If you pre-order the album on iTunes, you can get instant downloads of “Music To Watch Boys To,” ballad “Terrence Loves You,” single “High By The Beach,” and the title track, “Honeymoon.” You’ll have to wait until September 18th to get a download of “Salvatore,” but you can stream it above in the meantime. Read up on all we know about Honeymoon so far – producers, track list, themes, and more – and keep checking back here for the latest Lana Del Rey music news.

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