Cover Photo: A colorful illustration of Lana Del Rey wearing a white cut-out summer dress and flower crown in her hair, tears falling from her eyes.
Illustration by Lyli Feng for Catapult

My Years of Summertime Sadness

She’s loved and lost and lost and lost and yet still loves, and I root for this assertion to take root. Every sweetheart deserves their summers.

This is Formation Jukebox, a column by Lio Min on being in transition and the music that helps them make sense of it all.

Hey, let’s have fun. Hey, let’s get drunk. Hey, we’re just trying to have a good time, can you watch the way he’s treating that girl, is she okay, where are they going, where am I going?

any Born to DieHouse of Balloons

Saturday Night LiveOh my God, I feel it in the air / Telephone wires above / Are sizzling like a snare / Honey, I’m on fire, I feel it everywhere / Nothing scares me anymore

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Kiss me hard before you go / Summertime sadness / I just wanted you to know / That baby, you’re the best

thereBorn to Die

UltraviolenceLA Times

The Great Gatsby

Lust For Life

Lio Min is a writer based in California. Follow them on Twitter or Tumblr or Instagram.