Lana Del Rey releases latest track titled ‘The Grants’
Fans of Lana Del Rey have reason to celebrate as the songstress has just released a new single called ‘The Grants’. The single is the latest to be released from her upcoming ninth studio album titled Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, which is set to hit shelves on March 24th. This album is the follow-up to her previous record Blue Bannisters, which was released in 2021.
Listeners will be captivated by the beauty of the harmonized vocals at the start of the song, including a false start. Then, the soothing and melodic piano chord progression that characterizes many of Del Rey’s songs begins. She then goes on to deliver sombre and melancholic vocals that speak to the sadness she experienced after losing her uncle in 2016.
Despite the melancholic nature of the song, there are still moments of uplift, particularly in the chorus where Del Rey sings “I’m gonna take mine of you with me”. This line is a poignant reminder that even though we experience loss, we can still carry the positive memories of our loved ones with us.
‘The Grants’ is an excellent preview of what fans can expect from Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. The album has been the subject of much anticipation and speculation, and Del Rey herself has hinted at what listeners can expect. In a conversation with Billie Eilish, Del Rey revealed that she had started working on the album with Mike Hermosa, a DP and cameraman who she didn’t think was a musician. However, after hearing Hermosa’s guitar licks, Del Rey was inspired to start singing, and the rest, as they say, is history.
The making of the album was not without its challenges, as Del Rey revealed in the same conversation with Eilish. Del Rey spoke about feeling nervous after her songs began to leak and questioning what else people might be seeing if they could transcribe all the words in her songs. Despite this, she soldiered on, and after a year of hard work, the album is finally ready for release.
In conclusion, ‘The Grants’ is a remarkable song that showcases Lana Del Rey’s signature style and incredible talent. It is a fitting introduction to her upcoming album Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, which promises to be one of the most highly anticipated albums of the year. Fans of the singer-songwriter can expect more of her unique blend of hauntingly beautiful music and poignant lyrics that speak to the human experience.
Stream the new song, below.