|Single by Lana Del Rey|
|from the album Lust for Life|
|"Lust for Life"|
|Released||February 18, 2017|
|Lana Del Rey singles chronology|
"Love" is a song by the American singer Lana Del Rey. It was released on February 18, 2017, by Polydor Records and Interscope Records, as the lead single from her fifth studio album, Lust for Life (2017). The song was written and produced by Del Rey, Benny Blanco, Emile Haynie and Rick Nowels, with additional production by Kieron Menzies. Its release was first teased with promotional posters hung in Los Angeles on February 17, after which the release date was pushed up due to leaked versions of the song surfacing online the same day.
The song received acclaim from critics. Eve Barlow of Pitchfork wrote that "'Love' is an ode to allowing yourself to feel" and that it "reassures the listener that the feeling can still lift, that love can still conquer." Barlow also gave the song the "Best New Track" designation. Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone called the song "anthemic"; Frank Guan of Vulture called "Love" "marvellously good"; and Erica Russell at PopCrush wrote that the song is an "enchanting mid-tempo ode to the hope of youth and love".
"Love" debuted at No. 44 on the Billboard Hot 100, making it her highest charting song on the chart since Ultraviolence's lead single, "West Coast". It also debuted at No. 2 on Hot Rock Songs, exceeding the No. 3 peak of "Young and Beautiful" in 2013. "Love" also launched as her first No. 1 on Rock Digital Song Sales (46,000 downloads sold, according to Nielsen Music) and at No. 5 on Rock Streaming Songs (6.6 million domestic streams). The song also peaked at No. 9 on the Digital Songs chart.
The music video was in production in June 2016, as reported by BreatheHeavy.com. Del Rey's hairstylist, Anna Cofone, also shared photos of her makeup kit on set on Instagram, which she later deleted.
On February 20, 2017, Del Rey announced the music video on an Instagram livestream. Shortly after the livestream it was made available on YouTube. The music video garnered over 19 million views within a week.
The music video begins in black and white, showing Del Rey singing on stage in front of a small audience, intercut with young adult couples getting ready for a day at the beach. As Del Rey sings the chorus, the video fades into color, and scenes of the couples floating through the solar system in their cars and alone. Towards the end of the video, Del Rey is also seen performing with her band on the surface of the moon, with the camera turning to the sky, where a symbolic black hole can be seen. It was directed by Rich Lee.
Daniel Kreps of Rolling Stone called the video "dreamy", while writing that the clip "alternates between black-and-white and washed-out color, Del Rey sings "Love" juxtaposed with footage of people "young and in love." Kelsey J. Waite of A.V Club wrote that "'Love' sends you tumbling through space", calling it a "stunning sci-fi video". Luke Morgan Britton of NME wrote that "The video sees Del Rey dramatically performing in Space", while Ben Kaye of Consequence of Sound called the clip "romantic".
The song can be heard in the pilot episode of the television show Siesta Key. Los Angeles music producers DJDS and Empress Of also released a collaborative synth-pop cover of the song on December 1, 2017, via Loma Vista Recordings
|10" vinyl - "Love" / "Lust for Life" LP|
|2.||"Lust for Life" (featuring The Weeknd)||4:24|
|Austria (Ö3 Austria Top 40)||43|
|Belgium (Ultratop 50 Flanders)||41|
|Belgium (Ultratip Wallonia)||9|
|Canada (Canadian Hot 100)||48|
|Czech Republic (Rádio Top 100)||17|
|Czech Republic (Singles Digitál Top 100)||25|
|Germany (Official German Charts)||68|
|Greece Digital Songs (Billboard)||3|
|Hungary (Single Top 40)||4|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)||3|
|Russia Airplay (Tophit)||261|
|Scotland (Official Charts Company)||16|
|Slovakia (Singles Digitál Top 100)||13|
|Switzerland (Schweizer Hitparade)||27|
|UK Singles (Official Charts Company)||41|
|US Billboard Hot 100||44|
|US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)||2|
|US Adult Alternative Songs (Billboard)||29|
|Brazil (Pro-Música Brasil)||Gold||20,000*|
*sales figures based on certification alone
|Worldwide||February 18, 2017||Digital download|||
|Italy||February 24, 2017||Contemporary hit radio|||
|United States||March 28, 2017||Alternative radio||Interscope|||