Hype has been building behind Lana Del Rey‘s upcoming Honeymoon LP for some time now, partly due to the anticipation of hearing a few high-profile collaborations with pop producer Mark Ronson. Well, at least that’s what we had thought. Ronson has now had to backtrack, explaining that none of those songs are on the LP.
While the “Uptown Funk” artist did, in fact, record material with Del Rey out in Los Angeles this past spring, a recent interview had him explaining that these as-yet-unnamed recordings won’t surface as part of the new album, which is due September 18 via Interscope/Polydor.
“I hate to crap all over your excitement, but we just worked a couple [of] days together and I think she’s amazing, but we didn’t actually end up doing anything for her album,” Ronson told Digital Spy, adding of his hastiness, “I said it and I shouldn’t have opened my big mouth, but I love that track ‘Honeymoon’ and the stuff I’ve heard from the record is great.”
To be fair to Ronson, his initial comments were more anticipatory than anything, with him having noted at the time, “She has some songs and I said I had some demo ideas, and if they are any good, then maybe she’ll like them and we’ll go from there.”
Also, it’s possible the tracks could be issued at a later time.
For the moment, though, you can sample official Honeymoon tracks like the recently premiered “Terrence Loves You,” which you can stream down below.