Lana Del Rey drops world-weary piano ballad

It’s titled “Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have—But I Have it.”

Lana Del Rey’s upcoming album, Norman Fucking Rockwell, is one of our most anticipated releases of 2019—and we’ve just got another taste of the record, in the form of a world-weary piano ballad. Take a breath for the title: “Hope is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman Like Me to Have—But I Have it.”

The song is intimate and referential, and proves Del Rey is just as compelling even on a stripped-down track. “Don’t ask if I’m happy, you know that I’m not, but at best I can say I’m not sad,” she sings. “’Cause hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have.” Elsewhere, she references photographer Slim Aarons and author Sylvia Plath.

Hear the new song below:

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