Lana Del Rey New Songs 2013 LEAK: Fanbase Divided over Early Release of 'Black Beauty,' 'Angels Forever,' 'JFK,' 'Hollywood' and More [LISTEN/AUDIO]

By Carolyn Menyes (c.menyes@gmail.com) | Jul 19, 2013 12:50 PM EDT
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LANA DEL REY

Following the leak of at least four songs earlier this week, a new crop of Lana Del Rey tracks were unleashed on to the Internet yesterday (July 18) by YouTube user kaique talles.

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Unlike the leaked songs on July 15, the most recent crop are shrouded in controversy. According to some Del Rey fans, "Black Beauty" and "Angels Forever" are brand new and expected to be on her upcoming third studio album.

"Black Beauty" does bring in some new territory for the "Video Games" songstress. The slow, soft song retains her atmospheric vibe but is far more subdued than much of Del Rey's material. With breathy, mournful vocals and yearning coos, the track is as beautiful as its title.


The other rumored new song, "Angels Forever," is a more shuffled, vintage sounding track. With layered vocals not unlike a church choir, the spacey track manages to soar up into the heavens.


"JFK" begins with more emotional instrumentation, and Del Rey's soft voice floats about the heavy guitars and soft orchestral strings. The song's title follows with Del Rey's Kennedy infatuation. Last year, the video for "National Anthem" had the singer playing Jackie O to A$AP Rocky's JFK.


A rumored outtake from Paradise, "Starry Eyed" contains a drippy back track and watery instrumentation flowing throughout the song. Del Rey takes on a slightly lower register as she sings about a love that has passed its time.


"Hollywood" features Del Rey dreaming of days full of luxurious jewels, gold Mercedes Benzes and being able to "dance like Morrison." Nearly whispered vocals add to the dreamlike state of the song, which features small blips of electronic bliss and an electronic drumbeat.


The final leaked song "Midnite Dancer Girlfriend" only has the vocal tracks so far and demonstrates the musical complexity of a Del Rey track. Sounding like an a capella church anthem, Del Rey's voice shines through.


It is unclear the ramifications of these songs' leaking. Del Rey has not commented on the early releases, of the official status of the songs. However, her dedicated fanbase are torn about the tracks being heard.

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