AceShowbiz - Michigan singer Borns is starting off the new year with a brand new single. Teaming up with Lana Del Rey, he released a dreamy collaborative track entitled "God Save Our Young Blood" on Tuesday, January 2.
The Tommy English-produced track finds the duo crooning about making a plea to God to pardon their love over gauzy synths and a warm bass. "God save the breeze, save the words from my lips/ Save the birds, save the bees save me one last sip while you strip on the beach," they sing. "I'll save you in the waves if you swim too deep/ God save our young blood, God save our young love."
"God Save Our Young Blood" will be included in Borns' forthcoming sophomore album "Blue Madonna", which is due out on January 12 via Interscope. In an interview with Matt Wilkinson, the 25-year-old singer revealed that Lana was his inspiration for the song.
"The first time we met we FaceTimed and then I started doing a lot of collaborations with her sister [Chuck Grant] who's an amazing photographer," he shared, adding that Chuck photographed all the visuals for the album. He also said that he showed some of his records to Lana when the songstress visited he and Chuck's video project set.
"I really had her in mind when I was 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,' " he added. "And I was like yeah that's the kind of what I was going for."
In support of his forthcoming album, Borns, whose real name is Garret Clark Borns, will embark on a North American tour in January. The tour will kick off on January 17 in Oakland and wrap up on February 17 in Philadelphia.