Lana Del Rey Shares 'Big Eyes' & 'I Can Fly' From New Tim Burton Film
Remember back when the haters doubted Lana Del Rey would be here to stay? Those early post-"Video Games" backlash days seem like the distant past, as Lana continues to add résumé points to her smashing 2014.
A pair of Lana songs from Tim Burton's forthcoming film Big Eyes hit the internet in their entirety Wednesday (Dec. 3).The first is "I Can Fly," which will appear in the film's end credits. It's a somberly triumphant ode, with Lana singing about flying like a once-caged bird. She certainly isn't changing up the sepia-toned hipster-pop sound that's dominated her work so far, but why should she? The quality is still there and there's no other pop singer this big who sounds at all similar.
Next up, there's the title track, where Lana's vocal theatrics and some harrowingly haunting string-laden production draw us in. A teaser lyric video of "Big Eyes" popped up on Dec. 1, but this full-length version is the real thing. It's set to appear throughout the film. Check it out below:
This isn't the first time a Lana Del Rey song will be featured prominently in a major motion picture: "Young and Beautiful" was one of the highlights of the much-hyped Great Gatsby soundtrack in 2013. It spent 21 weeks on the Hot 100 and peaked at No. 22.
Back on June 25, Del Rey snagged her first No. 1 on the Billboard 200, when Ultraviolence debuted with 182,000 copies sold in its first week, according to Nielsen SoundScan.
Big Eyes -- starring Amy Adams and Christoph Waltz -- is due Dec. 25 and tells the story of how American painter Margaret Keane's iconic style was stolen by her husband Walter Keane.