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Lana Del Rey Just Dropped Two New Tracks With A$AP Rocky

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“Summer Bummer” and “Groupie Love” have arrived

It’s been a long summer of Lana teases and built-up anticipation for her forthcoming Lust for Life. We’re a little more than a week out from its release (July 21), and, as Zane Lowe noted on Beats 1, she’s making up for lost time with two new (actual full-length!) tracks.

Forget “Summertime Sadness” for the time being. This year, we’re all about “Summer Bummer,” the first song Del Rey dropped, produced by Boi-1da and featuring both Playboi Carti and longtime collaborator and friend A$AP Rocky. It’s a sulky, slow-tempoed banger that will perfectly soundtrack the final days of the season. “High-tops in the summer/ Don’t be a bummer, babe,” she croons in classic Del Rey fashion. “Be my undercover lover, babe.”

The second, “Groupie Love,” strikes a different pop chord. The singer said about the song, which also features Rocky: “My track listing changed a lot in the last three months and I feel like there’s this middle section...that has a lot of fire in it. It’s not that fast, but the beats are pretty hard.”

Further into her Beats 1 appearance, she touched on the upcoming album, stating: "It's the first time in 10 years I think things culturally are shifting in a big way. It'd be weird not to shift with them...I wanted to give more [on this album], I didn’t want to be in my head so much.”

You can listen to both songs, below, and check out the full track list. Right after, queue up these breakup songs and add these anti-beach beach reads to your list. Because, as we’ve said before (and Del Rey would probably agree with us): Summer isn’t all about frivolity.

Lust For Life tracklist

1. "Love"
2. "Lust for Life f. The Weeknd
3. "13 Beaches"
4. "Cherry"
5. "White Mustang"
6. "Summer Bummer" f. A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti
7. "Groupie Love" f. A$AP Rocky
8. "In My Feelings"
9. "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
10. "God Bless America - And all the Beautiful Women in It"
11. "When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing"
12. "Beautiful People Beautiful Problems" f. Stevie Nicks
13. "Tomorrow Never Came" f. Sean Ono Lennon
14. "Heroin"
15. "Change"
16. "Get Free"

Photo courtesy of Balenciaga / Photo via @McDonaldsSverige Instagram

I'm cackling

Last year, Balenciaga released bright red square-toed mules which bore a striking resemblance to McDonald's french fry cartons. Now, the chain has fired back at the designer, threatening to release its own version of the shoes.

McDonald's Sweden posted a photo to its Instagram of a person wearing actual McDonald's fry cartons as shoes, and honestly, if there weren't yellow M's printed onto them, I'd have a hard time distinguishing them from the Balenciagas from a distance. Though the post doesn't directly reference the Balenciaga shoes, one can only assume that's who they are trolling.

McDonald's version actually makes for some pretty fly slip-ons, if you ask me. Good thing the Swedish branch of Mickey D's seems to be considering releasing the shoes if the post receives enough attention. The caption of the Instagram post translates to, "If we get 103042 likes we release these for real," though it only has about 17,000 as of publish time. These would likely cost much less than the Balenciaga shoes, which cost $545.

Internet, do your thing. I want a pair.

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It marks her third duet with Nas

Here are some words that I never expected to read or hear again: There is a new song with Amy Winehouse. But here we are in 2019, and Salaam Remi has granted me a wish. On Valentine's Day, the Grammy-nominated producer and frequent Winehouse collaborator (also responsible for hits like Miguel's "Come Through & Chill") released "Find My Love" which features rapper Nas and that powerful and haunting voice that I have come to love and cherish so dearly.

Representatives for Remi said that the Winehouse vocals were from an old jam session the two had. Remi was a producer on both of Winehouse's albums, Frank and Back to Black. "Find My Love" marks the third time Winehouse and Nas have done duets under the direction of Remi. They were previously heard together on "Like Smoke," a single from her 2011 posthumous album Amy Winehouse Lioness: Hidden Treasures, and "Cherry Wine" from Nas' 2012 album Life Is Good. Winehouse died of alcohol poisoning on July 23, 2011, before they could complete production on her third album. My heart is still broken about it as she is by far my favorite artist.

"Find My Love" is set to appear on Remi's Do It for the Culture 2, a collection of songs curated by him. Check it out, below.

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