Lana Del Rey – Freak

Music video: Lana Del Rey – Freak (Youtube)

“Freak” is a song recorded by American singer and songwriter Lana Del Rey for her album Honeymoon (2015). It was written by Del Rey and Rick Nowels. It was released as the third single from the album on February 9, 2016. Del Rey debuted a preview of the track along with previews of “Terrence Loves You” and “Music to Watch Boys To” in The Honeymoon Sampler, which preceded the American release of the album by ten days.

Critical Reception: The song was generally acclaimed by music contemporary critics. DigitalSpy’s Amy Davidson stated that Del Rey “dance[s] in slow motion with you before leaning in to convincingly whisper the argument towards being “a freak like me too” in your ear.” Jessica Hopper of Pitchfork stated that Del Rey branched away from the normal “pop music style” that she is known for and had begun to include California girl-lyrics into some of the songs off the album include “Freak”, “High by the Beach”, and “Art Deco”. Hopper later went on to praise the switch in lyrical styling which is sampled in the song.