Another year, another goth-tinged Lana Del Rey single. The more advanced she gets in her career, the less afraid she becomes to embrace exploring the dark side of romance she’s become so well-known for. With “Honeymoon,” the first song to be released from her upcoming third album of the same name, LDR continues to prove that she was sent here to furnish star-crossed lovers of a destructive, sinister slant with the perfect soundtrack. Below are the duos that would love to have “Honeymoon” as their wedding song.
Sid Vicious and Nancy Spungen: Some might say this sort of song is too slow–too pussy even–for the likes of Sid and Nancy. But their tortured romance, filled with heroin, smeared mascara and squalid living conditions, is the aesthetic one imagines pairing perfectly with “Honeymoon.”
Amy Winehouse and Blake Fielder-Civil: The poster children for “bad romance” (poor Lady Gaga had to go blonde to avoid the Amy confusion), Winehouse and Fielder-Civil, too, possessed a drug-fueled relationship that was punctuated by longing, lust and separation. And no, it’s not fashionable to love Blake.
Jack and Sally: The ultimate in goth coupledom, Jack and Sally from Tim Burton’s Nightmare Before Christmas not only offer the look of “Honeymoon,” but also the suppressed emotions and yearning one associates with the tone and lyrics of the song.
Billy Bob Thornton and Angelina Jolie: Once upon a time, they were the height of ghoulishness and morbidity in Hollywood (the place where Del Rey’s soul honorarily resides)–blood vial necklaces, anyone? It’s certain that had they properly walked down the aisle, the lyrics to “Honeymoon” would have been their wedding vows.
Romeo and Juliet: That doomed couple more famous than any other in history, Romeo and Juliet’s crypt would make a great wedding chapel with “Honeymoon” playing in the background.
And so, while some lovers may be perfectly happy with their uninterrupted domesticity–peppered with trips to the grocery and the OGBYN doctor–others prefer the excitement of contentiousness, of darkness that only Lana Del Rey can describe in her own distinct musical way.