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Hear Lana Del Rey’s Disco-Noir ‘Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight’

Lana Del Rey, "Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight," stream

Lana Del Rey’s biggest North American tour starts on April 11, so be ready for a little bit of that Ultraviolence any time now. Before her follow-up to 2012’s Born to Die, which is expected to involve the Black Keys’ Dan Auerbach, a new song titled “Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight” has surfaced online. A disco revival has carried across the pop charts over the past year or so, from “Suit & Tie” and “Get Lucky” to Pharrell’s G I R L, and this one hops on that train and then robs it, carrying the safe’s contents to Del Rey’s shadowy gangsta-Western hideaway.

Backed by Chic-like strings and guitar flashes, the “Once Upon a Dream” singer puts her expressive voice to work, breathing and cooing and squeaking her come-ons. There’s also the part about “a dairy queen,” which more likely refers to the narrator’s Americana backstory (working at drive-ins and such) than an advertisement for a Blizzard. The NME doubts the track will appear on the album, which the singer hinted — in a since-deleted video — could be out as soon as May 1.