Mandatory Music: Lana Del Rey, Wavves, Ben Folds + More
Lana Del Rey revels in her role as one of the most divisive figures in music. Some people think she's brilliant, others think she's a walking cliche. But one thing is certain: she definitely knows how to make her presence known.
The noir-pop singer has been teasing her upcoming fourth album for months, and she finally unveiled the lead single and title track. "Honeymoon" is a brooding and meandering six-minute epic that feels bigger and more sweeping than some Hollywood blockbusters.
The song kicks off this week's installment of Mandatory Music, which also features a few more notable returns. Wavves do their best Blink-182 with "Way Too Much"; Ben Folds shares another new track from his upcoming chamber pop album; former Crystal Castles singer Alice Glass shares her first song on her own; and Cursive offshoot the Good Life unveil another gem from their first album since 2007.