Upcoming songwriter Holly Macve has shared ‘Suburban House’, her latest track featuring Lana Del Rey.
The latest track, a stripped-back piano duet, came about after the pair first became friends when Macve reached out to the US star via Instagram several years ago, forging a firm friendship between the two. Macve then went on to support Del Rey when she played her biggest UK show to date at BST Hyde Park earlier this year.
Describing the track, Holly explained how it was born out of her experience moving into a house in West London.
“I sometimes feel my intuition wrote this song for me. I was temporarily living in a Suburban house from the 50’s, on the outskirts of West London,” she said.
“It was like a time capsule and hadn’t been changed since the 70’s. There was a beautiful old piano there and one day I sat down and the song came to me unexpectedly all at once.”
She added: “A few months later I visited Lana whilst in LA and we shared new songs with each other. I played this to her live and that was the start of it becoming a duet. When I first heard her sing the second verse it was like a dream, her voice was just so perfect for the song and heavenly sounding… It goes without saying that I am a huge fan of hers, she’s an inspiration to me in many different ways so when she DM’d me I was pretty shook (to say the least).”
Describing the collaboration with Holly, Lana said: “Ever since I heard Holly’s music I knew she had one of the most beautiful singing voices in the world. Her flawless, emotional vocals have inspired me over the last six years and I love her songs, and I’m especially proud of featuring on this one.”
It’s the first taste of a longer form project that Holly is expecting to release in 2024.
It comes after Lana Del Rey graced the cover of Rolling Stone UK earlier this year, where she discussed the inception of her latest album Did You know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd.
“There’s a playfulness, freedom and an honesty about her immediate reality on her new album, Did You know that there’s a tunnel under Ocean Blvd,” wrote Rolling Stone UK.
” Tracks flow in a jazzlike trance; classic piano and acoustic songs blend into hip-hop, pop, gospel and choral numbers. Colloquial lyrics move as fast as a Beat writer’s poem: they seamlessly speak to a friend about culture, offer mundane updates on what’s going on in her daily life.”