Lana Del Rey Lust for Life

Lana Del Rey considers herself a songwriter, but she seems to be at a loss for lyrics and ideas. She’s recycled the same words in three different songs. (Photo: Getty)

Lana Del Rey released a new audio video for her song “Lust for Life.” It’s already racked up nearly 7 million views on YouTube–and some pretty heated criticism. It seems the singer is recycling the same, or nearly the same lyrics, over and over again.

The song features the Weeknd for the title track off her upcoming album by the same name.

The song is reportedly inspired by the 1960s and has layered synths and “swirling keyboards,” according to a gushing review in Rolling Stone.

Lana said in an interview with Dazed magazine that “Lust for Life” was the first song she wrote for the album.

She credited producer Max Martin for assisting and realized the song needed an extra element after she sat down with main producer Rick Nowels.

“That’s when I felt like I really wanted to hear Abel [Tesfaye, the Weeknd] sing the chorus, so he came down and rewrote a little bit of it,” she said

“But then I was feeling like it was missing something, a little bit of the Shangri-Las element, so I went back for a fourth time and layered it up with harmonies.”

But astute listeners were quick to point out a bizarre anomaly.

In “Lust for Life,” she sings: “My boyfriend’s back, and he’s cooler than ever.”

Virtually the same lyric also appeared in 2012’s “National Anthem:” “He said to be cool but I’m already coolest”

Then, she reworked it a bit for 2014 song “Brooklyn Baby: “Yeah my boyfriend is pretty cool but he is not as cool as me”

Del Rey likes to think of herself as a songwriter first, but this may be the first time in recent memory that an artist has recycled the same lyrics over and over again.

Check out the tune below. Let us know your thoughts.

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