Recently, Lana Del Rey teased two new collaborations with A$AP Rocky on her Instagram. Now, she has unveiled new music with the Harlem rapper: “Groupie Love” and “Summer Bummer,” which also features Playboi Carti. Lana premiered the songs on Zane Lowe’s Beats 1 show.
“Groupie Love” Featuring A$AP Rocky
The first of two collaborative tracks with A$AP Rocky, “Groupie Love,” sounds like a more typical Lana Del Rey track. Dreamy synths, ambient drums, and lofi vocal effects create a hazy, multi-layered soundscape of downcast pop bliss to get lost in. Her feathery voice sings, “This is my life, you by my side / Key lime and perfume and festivals / Taking our dreams, turning them to things / It’s like magic, babe, isn’t life wonderful?” Rocky expresses his affection back toward Lana, rapping in a low register, “City girl, but she grew up in the Tri-state / She ain’t got no time for no groupie love.” The song is epic and enveloping — ending with audience applause and echoing vocals.
“Summer Bummer” Featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti
“Summer Bummer” rocks a much more hip-hop-forward production approach — with minor piano chords and brooding trap beats. “Hip-Hop in the summer / Don’t be a bummer, babe / Be my undercover lover, babe,” sings Lana. Her voice is dark and sexy, as if she’s whispering to an enemy and a lover. Rocky comes in with a much more energized flow than on “Groupie Love,” shouting, “Her sophistication makes you wanna quit the bitch you dating!” Playboi Carti assists Rocky on the bars, as well as Lana on the hook.
Prior to these two new singles, she shared “Lust for Life,” “Love,” and “Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind.” The title track features The Weeknd; check out the music video below, where the two dance on top of the Hollywood sign.
Lana’s forthcoming album Lust For Life will drop on July 21st — pre-order it here, and check out the full tracklist below.
Lust for Life Tracklist
02. Lust for Life [ft. The Weeknd]
03. 13 Beaches
05. White Mustang
06. Summer Bummer [ft. A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti]
07. Groupie Love [ft. A$AP Rocky]
08. In My Feelings
09. Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind
10. God Bless America – And all the Beautiful Women in It
11. When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing
12. Beautiful People Beautiful Problems [ft. Stevie Nicks]
13. Tomorrow Never Came [ft. Sean Ono Lennon]
16. Get Free