Rating: 2 out of 5
Through her songs’ flowery yet dark lyrical prose coupled with her
unique tone of sound, Lana Del Rey is able to make anyone feel like they’re in a black and white Hollywood romance film set in the 1960s. Her newest single ‘Let Me Love You Like a Woman’ is no exception.
This song starts off as a piano ballad, then builds up momentum as the drums, bass guitar, and overlays of her vocal harmonisation start to trickle in. This gives the song a familiar, almost maternal, flair; something Lana is skilled in delivering as evidenced by her previous (highly successful) album Norman F*cking Rockwell.
Something which cannot be overlooked, however, is that the title and meaning of this song are controversial. Lana seems to be suggesting that her role as a woman is to pertain to mother-like characteristics of holding her partner “like a baby” whilst her partner would talk to her in “songs and poems.”
Despite these traditionalist ideals, though, Lana has outdone herself musically, as she continues to strengthen portraying herself genuinely through her work. Her upcoming album releasing this December looks, and sounds, like it will be promising.
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