Lana Del Rey hints at The Weeknd collaboration
- Bang Showbiz
- 29 March 2017
Lana Del Rey has posted a tweet referencing The Weeknd's label XO, suggesting they are about to drop a new duet
Lana Del Rey has hinted she has a new collaboration with The Weeknd in the works.
The 'Born to Die' hitmaker took to Twitter recently to share the name of the 27-year-old rapper's record label "XO" - which he set up in 2012, and is owned by Universal Music Group and distributed through Republic Record - leading fans to believe they've worked together again on a song for Lana's hotly-anticipated fifth studio LP.
The pair previously teamed up on the 'Cant Feel My Face' star's 2015 song 'Prisoner' from 'Beauty Behind The Madness' and 'Stargirl Interlude' from his latest outing 'Starboy'.
The 31-year-old singer recently dropped the track 'Love',
from her follow-up to 2016's 'Honeymoon', which was produced by her long-time collaborator Rick Nowels, alongside contributing producers Benny Blanco and Emile Haynie.
Lana said: "I made my first four albums for me, but this one is for my fans and about where I hope we are all headed."
Lana recently updated fans on the album and said that she changed the direction following the election of US President Donald Trump.
She said: "I started out thinking that the whole record was gonna have a sort of a '50s-'60s feeling, kind of some kind of Shangri-Las, early Joan Baez influences.
"But I don't know, as the climate kept on getting more heated politically, I found lyrically everything was just directed towards that. So because of that, the sound just got really updated, and I felt like it was more wanting to talk to the younger side of the audience that I have. I guess it's a little more socially aware. It's kind of a global feeling."
The blonde beauty first teased fans that she was working on a new album in March 2015, when she posted a photo of herself working in a studio on social media.
Lana also revealed she has gradually been putting ideas together for her fifth record for some time and she gave an update in December 2015.
At the time, she said: "I do have early thoughts about what I'd like to do with [the album].
"My label, Interscope, is pretty flexible and open to my records coming out at any time, so I don't have that pressure. I'm just happy to be able to keep on making music I can stand behind. That's enough for me."