Lana Del Rey shares the latest song from her new album, Norman F—ing Rockwell.
Leave it to Lana to dream up a ridiculously long song title like “Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have – But I Have It.” It could have easily been called “Hope Is A Dangerous Thing” or even “Hope,” but I appreciate longform writing more than ever.
On it, Lana sing’s Disney princess vocals trickle over a somber piano melody.
The singer is facing scrutiny for one of the lines in the track: “I’ve been tearing up town in my ******* white gown / Like a goddamn near sociopath / Shaking my *** is the only thing that’s / Got this black narcissist off my back.”
Some fans insist the line isn’t addressing her feuds with either Kanye West or Azealia Banks, because they claim she wrote it before the drama. It’s worth mentioning Lana called Kanye narcissistic last year.
Some insist it’s a term for depression. Others are under the impression the line refers to 1947 film, Black Narcissus. Regardless, it should have been cut.
The new offering is a clear indicator the songstress is readying to release her forthcoming LP.
Del Rey also revealed she wrote a short book of poetry and is unfortunately canceling some upcoming gigs.
Elsewhere on Twitter, Lana confirms what we all secretly hoped for: no, not a mixtape of b-sides, silly. She’s becoming a vlogger. Lana says her New Year’s resolution is to “live more like an Instagram baddie/YouTube vlogger in my real life.” Same, tbh.
Can everyone calm down and stop trying to be woke and act like they know everything lana Del Rey was referring to a movie called “black narcissus” in “Hope Is A Dangerous Thing For A Woman Like Me To Have But I Have It” just enjoy the song people pic.twitter.com/KhDqp1GLk8— get over it (@Jeesseessee) January 8, 2019
If you truly believe that the GP will understand Lana’s intended use of “black narcissist” in the wake of the whole Kanye and Azealia drama I don’t know what to say… She might’ve not had bad intentions but she needs to clarify immediately or she will be dragged.— • ????? • (@drunkinvenice) January 8, 2019
guys apparently black narcassist means depression ?? so maybe that’s what lana is trying to do. but it def doesn’t look good considering her recent beefs so maybe she meant it as a double meaning?? i don’t even know but this is what i found pic.twitter.com/zyFq8VUNzX— Lana? (@dreamgirlvibe) January 8, 2019
honestly not to be ~that *****~ but i genuinely don’t think lana is dumb enough to write black narcissist in terms of said narcissists skin colour. nor do i think jack antonoff would be on board with that either. my guess is it’s some sort of elaborate metaphor for something— ??? (@holynarcissism) January 8, 2019
same. at first i thought it was about azealia but now i can clearly see it’s a metaphor for depression considering the context and her alluding to an old film. like she’s always using the word “black” in her music. i just hope the drama calms down— Lana? (@dreamgirlvibe) January 8, 2019