Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon

After months and months of endless rumors and continuos anticipation, Lana Del Rey has finally returned on the scene with a different and more mature image than the Ultraviolence era. The alternative pop queen that has built in the last 3 years a very solid and distinctive image in the industry, is now ready to release her long waited new single Music To Watch Boys To.

However lady Lana has already released another track that will be included in her new upcoming project. The song in question is called Honeymoon, track that has already been anticipated by a very short YouTube preview some weeks ago.

With Honeymoon, Lana finally finds the light after the dark and gloomy Ultraviolence tunnel, with a more introspective and mature point of view. Even though the lyrics keep on painting dreamy and majestic atmospheres, lady Del Rey seems to find in Honeymoon the right balance between his earlier transition work and a whole new attitude in dealing with love.

As expected, Lana keeps on giving her best with deep retro sonorities, able to take her listeners 40 or 50 years back in time. But this time she prefers the 60’s rather than the 50’s as her inspiration source, and the result is a very intense and silky track, just like a warm cuddle during a icy cold winter. The combination of the dreamy base and her vocal interpretation is really something I can’t stop listening to. I am sure you will appreciate it as much as I do. Enjoy Honeymoon.

Melanie Martinez – Soap

Who remembers Melanie Martinez? This very young and talented girl enthused the stage of The Voice USA edition some years ago with a terrific acoustic version of Britney’s Toxic. But unfortunately, the talent show didn’t give the 20 y.o. singer the success she actually deserves. We know the biz doesn’t always reward who really deserves it, and it’s so damn sad!

But Martinez didn’t give up at all. And now she is ready to hit the mainstream with her last electro pop tasty album Cry Baby (out on August), anticipated by the debut single Soap. This song is the perfect example of a spotlessly packaged track with a so refreshing beat which reachs its peak during the chorus, fully covered with a bubble-beam-beat that takes the track on a complete new level. I am just scared that this track could be way too sophisticated to be understood by the mass.

I could think of Melanie as a happier version of Lana del Rey, stuffed with all the irriverence of Charli XCX. I really wish the best of luck to this artist. Yes, because she is an Artist (capital A). Enjoy Soap.

Jasmine Thompson – Adore

Oh My God! I am totally in love (musically speaking of course) with this girl. Remember this name people: Jasmine Thompson, half british, half chinese will become a huge star.

For those of you who don’t know her, she’s a massive Tuber. Her YouTube channel has reached more than 1,3 mio followers. Insane for this very talented kid. Yes guys, she’s just 14 y.o. and it completely shocked me when I first discovered it! She is definetely very mature for her age, and even more mature than many other older colleagues. She reminds me somehow of a first period Lana Del Ray.

Thompson gained quite a name in the social networks scene covering many hits, like her stunning performance of Let Her Go by Passenger (it gave me goose bumps seriously), and she just decided to publish her first original song, Adore. The track is a cool mix of electronic and acoustic guitar and her very warm voice perfectly fuses with the base.

It seems that her first EP will be brought out in stores this summer by Atlantic Records. I really can’t wait to hear more original stuff from this sublime little diva.

For now, enjoy her dreaming Adore.