BØRNS released a new song today off of his forthcoming album Blue Madonna, due out January 12th from Interscope Records. The new track is a collaboration with Lana Del Rey titled “Save Our Young Blood.”
On an interview with Matt Wilkinson’s World record, BØRNS spoke about some of his influences on the new record. “In the beginning of the record I was listening to a lot of The Beach Boys, I was fascinated about how Brian Wilson did these sudden key changes and movements and they’re pleasurable pop songs but they had these disjointed parts.”
He also explained how he and Lana Del Rey met through her sister Chuck, “Chuck shot all the photography for my album and we’ve been collaborating on some video projects and Lana was around and I showed her some stuff on the record. I really had her in mind when I was writing ‘Young Blood’ and I think subliminally I was trying to do background vocals that sounded like her I was trying to do my best Lana impression and she was like ‘I feel like I’m already on this song’ and I was like yeah that’s kind of what I was going for.”
On the vibe of the new album BØRNS explained, “I feel like this album when I was making it I was kind of just trying to sift through my thoughts and achieve a state of enlightenment so hopefully these songs have good lives on their own and can live on into 2018 there’s a lost innocence theme but I also wanted to give a hopeful and enlightened feeling to where the world is at right now.”
Preorder your copy of Blue Madonna here. There is supposedly a blue vinyl version coming, so be on the lookout.
BØRNS is currently on tour. Check for dates and tickets here.
You can watch the video to BØRNS last single “Faded Heart” here.
Listen to “God Save Our Young Blood” below: