While Lust for Life opens with Del Rey’s breathy half-mumbled-half-spoken delivery, she certainly provides a strong vocal performance on the pre-chorus and, as the song progresses, Tesfaye’s smooth voice proves a wonderful complement to Del Rey’s vocals. While the lyrics definitely tend towards the repetitive, the alternating lead between Del Ray and Tesfaye, and the minimalesque electro-pop backing, maintains interest. If the album follows in the steps of the single, Lust for Life is a promising proposition.
This is an extract from a review originally published on the 15th May 2017. Please visit Renowned For Sound to read the full review.