Indie pop artist BØRNS has recently dropped a fourth promotional single, ‘God Save our Young Blood,’ in anticipation of his sophomore LP. The single is in collaboration with fellow indie pop songstress Lana Del Rey.
The four minute uplifting track highlights the 26 year old’s dreamy vocals, with equally as mesmerizing lyricism. “Climbed up the tree of life, kicked out of paradise/Living good, living evil is the toss of the dice/Couple of wild eyes, cup full of high life/She’s an angel and a devil of her own device,” he croons during a solo verse.
Lana Del Rey’s renowned smooth and sultry vocals are used to their full potential in the track, blending with BØRNS’ androgynous range impressively. This is highlighted during the sweeping chorus, in which the two duet: “God save, God save our young blood/God save, God save our young love/Hot pavement, hot pavement, hot wheels in the sun,” as well as “God save, God save our young love/Warm waves, warm waves, on the coast where we love.”
‘God Save Our Young Blood’ is produced by frequent BØRNS collaborator, producer Tommy English (whose roster of previous collaborators include with Five Seconds of Summer, Dagny, and K. Flay, among others). The instrumental notably presents a melodic riff that functions as a drone throughout much of the song, along with a sway-inducing beat that can be described as hip hop influenced. The chorus features a surprising but not unwelcome switch-up from the verses, and the double-entendres of the stripped down bridge are charming: “God save the ocean, God save the breeze/Save the words from my lips, save the birds, save the bees.”
‘God Save Our Young Blood’ is unlike the previous three promotional singles BØRNS has released (‘Faded Heart’, ‘Sweet Dreams’, and ‘I Don’t Want U Back,’ respectively), all of which are unique in their sound, and if anything indicate his 12 track sophomore full length is one to look forward to.
‘Blue Madonna’ by BØRNS is set for release on January 12th 2018 via Interscope.