Enough with the Cedric Gervais remixes already! Don’t get me wrong, I love a good remix here and there. But when you get rid of the sweeping strings from “Young and Beautiful” and the melodramatic guitar from “Summertime Sadness”, you’re left with a trashy dance remix, devoid of the emotion that make the original tracks so memorable.
“Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight” is a track that has recently surfaced. No dance remix yet! Though fans and publications have assumed that the track will be featured on Lana’s upcoming studio album, Ultraviolence, she has confirmed that the track was actually recorded four years ago, will not appear on the album, and that the lead single is titled “West Coast”. Ultraviolence is set to release on 1 May.
The song has an eerie disco-funk vibe, with signature strings and Lana’s high-pitched coy vocals, akin to “Off To The Races” and “Lolita”. According to an interview with radio.com last year, Lana has felt discouraged with the production of Ultraviolence, due to numerous song leaks.
“To be honest, what really happened was, three years ago somebody remotely accessed my hard drive, so even songs I’ve never emailed to myself [were accessed]… There were hundreds of them,” Lana said.
It’s likely that “Meet Me In The Pale Moonlight” was one of these songs, and that Lana was not behind the surfacing. Nevertheless, it’s a cheeky song, an interesting example of her earlier musical style, and evokes nostalgia for a small-town American love affair, that a subsequent remix will hopefully not take away. Enjoy!
Hometown: Lake Placid, New York, United States.
Latest album: Born To Die: The Paradise Edition EP, released 9 November 2012.
Sounds like: Banks, Lorde, and Birdy.
Say what? Born Elizabeth Woolridge Grant, she has stylised herself as Sparkle Jump Rope Queen, Lizzy Grant, Lana Rey Del Mar, Lana Del Ray and May Jailer, before settling on Lana Del Rey as her official stage name.
Ciao ciao, Arianna