It seems as though Lana Del Rey can never keep the leaks in. Today (July 15), four songs from the "Video Games" singer hit the Internet. Recorded as far back as 2010, "Maha Maha," "Golden Grill," "Television Heaven" and "Catch & Release" are now available for fans to hear from a SoundCloud page. The last three were tracks that were only rumored to exist.
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"Maha Maha" features an escapist vibe, partially Middle Eastern in influence, partially tropical. Soft tribal beats winding synthesizer riffs and high-pitched chanting, almost reminiscent of Indian music, from Del Rey make for an exotic listening experience. Del Rey calls out to a supernatural experience in the song, and it comes through.
"Golden Grill," which was reportedly recorded at the same time as "Maha Maha" begins with an explosion of cinematic brass instruments. Not one to shy away from vintage influences, "Golden Grill" is a big song full of Del Rey's signature dreamy vocals and speak-singing, which makes the song sound like a modern effort.
The third leaked song "Television Heaven" features lyrics about the simple pleasures in love, such as lying in bed with nothing on but the TV, hence the track's title. With a shuffling melody and upbeat temp, "Television Heaven" is the most fun track of the four leaked songs today.
Finally, "Catch & Release," which appeared in the form of a YouTube video, features many of the same production elements as "Maha Maha" with heavy, deep synthesizers and oddball vocals. A darker, even dreamier song than the other three, "Catch & Release" seems to show a different side to Del Rey.
The songs are yet to be official releases from Del Rey. The last official effort released by the "Born to Die" songstress was "Young & Beautiful" from the soundtrack to 2013's The Great Gatsby.