Lana Del Rey’s Terrence Loves You





You can’t hear her songs, because she makes you listen to them. Lana Del Rey’s Terrence Loves You from her album Honeymoon is polarized from her recent trap influenced number High By The Beach. This is to some extent, similar to some of Lana’s previous works, at some point grazes over the flavours of jazzy blues and yet, stand out differently in as much as it has been sung on a fabric of slow piano and melancholic saxophone.

 

The song begins with Lana’s heavy voice depicting the heartache of a lost romance leading to the loss of a fragment of one’s soul:

And I lost myself

When I lost you,

And I still get trashed, darling,

When I hear your tunes.

 




Not just that, she continues to underline the feeling of distance by interpolating lines from David Bowie’s Space Oddity:

But I know the lights on

In the television

Trying to transmit,

Can you hear me?

Ground control to Major Tom

Can you hear me

All night along?

Ground control to Major Tom

 

But in the midst of the low strains, the song takes an upbeat turn accompanied by distant drum beats and perpetual vocal harmonies. And this is what prevents it from precipitating into a disheartening number in spite of it being intricately woven into the leitmotif of heartbreak, sung in a way that eventually leads to a hypnotic suspension in the midst of love and time.

 

Lock, stock, and barrel, Terrence Loves You can be regarded as one of the artist’s best works owing to the fact that it is deeply rooted into the style of Lana Del Rey, and yet it is an attempt, bold enough to delve into an unexpected transition during the later part of the song. And perhaps this is why Lana continues to have her vocal cords lure you with buttery smooth ease, to the semi-utopian world that lies somewhere hidden in your mind.

 

 

 

 

 

 


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