Listen to Lana Del Rey’s ‘Methamphetamines,’ ‘Fordham Road’ + ‘Prom Story (Gone Wrong)’
Lana Del Rey has almost as many leaked songs as official releases. Three new songs have hit the web: ‘Methamphetamines,’ ‘Fordham Road’ and ‘Prom Story (Gone Wrong).’
‘Fordham Road’ is just LDR’s vocals accompanied by guitar. Del Rey’s voice is somewhat flat until she raises her pitch about one-third of the way through. The song is credited to Lizzy Grant, Del Rey’s prior moniker, though it’s unclear when it was recorded.
‘Methamphetamines’ takes the listener to a dark place — likely Del Rey’s past. The singer was rumored to once be addicted to the drug. While she hasn’t commented on that particular substance publicly, she did speak to British GQ about her recovery from alcohol addiction.
The catchiest track by far is ‘Prom Story (Gone Wrong),’ a combination of Del Rey’s hip-hop flow and melodic vocals, pianos and high-quality production. It’s a sparkling ode to young love, but don’t confuse it with a Katy Perry ‘Teenage Dream’-like vibe. Del Rey makes sure to let her man know they’re actually in a “teenage wasteland,” likely another reference to her prior addictions. She also drops a big name — Biggie Smalls!
Listen to Lana Del Rey, ‘Methamphetamines’
Listen to Lana Del Rey, ‘Prom Story (Gone Wrong)’