If there was ever a collaboration that was bound to happen it was one between BØRNS and Lana Del Rey. Both acts have fallen in love with vintage sounds and have often brought this love affair into their new music. Now, as BØRNS prepares the release of his new album ‘Blue Madonna’ next week, the two join forces and release a dreamy new single titled ‘God Save Our Young Blood’.
As expected, the track is hauntingly beautiful and romantic. Both BØRNS and Lana come together and carry the track equally in what can only be described as an outstanding piece of music. Their vocals are strong and since they share most of the verses, it’s great to see that their vocals compliment each other beautifully. Lyrically, the song is about young love and, essentially, being young, wild and free. The synthpop sonic direction fits perfectly with the duo’s haunting vocals and it’s the perfect balance between art and pop.
“We met virtually before we met face to face I guess that’s how it is these days. the first time we met we FaceTimed and then I started doing a lot of collaborations with her sister Chuck who’s an amazing photographer,” BØRNS says on how the collaboration came to life. “Chuck shot all the photography for my album and we’ve been collaborating on some video projects and Lana was around and I showed her some stuff on the record. I really had her in mind when I was writing ‘Young Blood’ and I think subliminally I was trying to do background vocals that sounded like her I was trying to do my best Lana impression and she was like ‘I feel like I’m already on this song’ and I was like yeah that’s kind of what I was going for.”
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