Indie-pop singer Lana Del Rey released her new single "hope is a dangerous thing for a woman like me to have - but i have it" on Jan. 9. What's probably Del Rey's longest song title yet continues her musical musings.
"Hope is a Dangerous Thing" is the third single from Del Rey's upcoming Norman F*cking Rockwell album. Last year, she dropped the tracks "Mariners Apartment Complex" and "Venice B*tch." It's also her latest collaboration with Bleachers frontman Jack Antonoff.
Del Rey wrote "Hope is a Dangerous Thing" with Antonoff. The production is sparse with piano backing Lana aligning herself with ill-fated poet Sylvia Plath. "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. Lana channels a medieval bard on this moody, introspective search for some inner peace. (P.S. Kudos to Del Rey for slipping in today's political buzzword "collusion" in the song's lyrics.)
"Hope is a Dangerous Thing" is now available on iTunes and Apple Music. Del Rey's Norman F*cking Rockwell album is due out later this year.