Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon (UMG Recordings; 2015)
Lana Del Rey is a singer who has always been able to showcase her talent with impeccable harmonies and a melodic voice. In this album, Honeymoon, Del Rey takes her harmonies a step further with dreamy melodies that make you feel like you’re floating, as one might feel when they’re in love. These harmonies, however, have hints of dissonance in some songs while others take on a minor key to remind that this love has its flaws. In some songs, Lana borrows from her hip-hop themes in Born To Die with a lower, rich, almost raspy-sounding harmony mixed with hip-hop percussions. In others, she brings back the deep echoing twang of the electric guitar which was at the root of her Ultraviolence album. With Honeymoon, Del Rey strays from her catchy pop tunes to experiment with her harmonies, leading to an album that sparks interest when thoroughly listened to.
Trial Track: “Honeymoon”