Terrence Loves You

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"Terrence Loves You"
Terrence Loves You artwork.png
Promotional single by Lana Del Rey
from the album Honeymoon
ReleasedAugust 21, 2015 (2015-08-21)
FormatDigital download
GenreLounge[1]
Length4:51
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Del Rey
  • Nowels
  • Kieron Menzies
Lana Del Rey promotional singles chronology
"Burning Desire"
(2013)
"Terrence Loves You"
(2015)
"Honeymoon"
(2015)

"Terrence Loves You" is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey for her album Honeymoon (2015). It was released as the album's first promotional single on August 21, 2015. Written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels, the song has been described as "hypnotic", with Del Rey singing over piano, strings, and a "moaning" saxophone. The song contains an interpolation of the song "Space Oddity" by English singer-songwriter David Bowie from his eponymous second studio album. Del Rey stated that the song is her favorite from Honeymoon, describing it as "jazzy".[1][2]

Background and release[edit]

The song premiered via Del Rey's "Honeymoon Hotline", a hotline set up for fans to receive updates on the album direct from Del Rey herself, as well as have access to other content, such as lectures.[3] On August 21, 2015, the official audio was uploaded to Del Rey's Vevo channel.[4] The same day, "Terrence Loves You" was made available in digital download.[5]

Composition[edit]

"Terrence Loves You" is a lounge ballad.[1] It has been described as "hypnotic", with Del Rey singing over piano, strings, and a "moaning" saxophone. The song contains an interpolation of the song "Space Oddity" by English singer-songwriter David Bowie from his eponymous second studio album.[2] The song opens with isolated guitar notes plucked and dropped, before moving into the distance as piano chords appear, followed by violins, and, Del Rey's vocals. The chorus is delivered in an operatic style and lyrically talks about strength in the face of abandonment. Throughout the chorus, there are brief saxophone sections inserted and David Bowie references with lyrics such as “Ground control to Major Tom/ Can you hear me all night long?”.[6]

Critical reception[edit]

Rolling Stone called the song "hypnotic" and praised Del Rey's vocal performance.[7]

Charts[edit]

Chart (2015) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[8] 128
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[9] 188

References[edit]

  1. ^ a b c Carl Williott (21 August 2015). "Lana Del Rey's "Terrence Loves You": Hear Her Favorite 'Honeymoon' Track". Idolator. Retrieved 23 July 2019. “Terrence Loves You” is indulgently, defiantly slow, a smoky late-night lounge ballad
  2. ^ a b "Hear Lana Del Rey's Hypnotic New Song 'Terrence Loves You'". RollingStone.com.
  3. ^ "Lana Del Rey shares "Terrence Loves You", Reveals Honeymoon Album Cover". Pitchfork.com.
  4. ^ Lana Del Rey - Terrence Loves You (Official Audio). YouTube. 21 August 2015. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  5. ^ "Terrence Loves You – Single by Lana Del Rey". iTunes Store (US).
  6. ^ "Lana Del Rey – Honeymoon - Album Reviews - Consequence of Sound". Consequence of Sound. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  7. ^ "Hear Lana Del Rey's Hypnotic New Song, 'Terrence Loves You'". Rolling Stone. Retrieved 15 November 2015.
  8. ^ "Lescharts.com – Lana Del Rey – Terrence Loves You" (in French). Les classement single. Retrieved September 2, 2015.
  9. ^ "CHART: CLUK Update 29.08.2015 (wk35)". zobbel.de. Retrieved September 5, 2015.