"Bad Boy" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2010 under the pseudonym Lana Del Ray.
Background[edit | edit source]
The song was first alluded to on a Tumblr account on May 3, 2019 and a snippet leaked on May 21, 2019. An edited version of the full song was leaked on June 3, 2019. The song is speculated to be a concept demo for "Take Me to Paris", but this is currently unconfirmed. It was recorded in the same session as "Playing Dangerous" and samples Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune". On August 1, 2019 two unaltered demos of the songs leaked.
Because the song was recorded in the same session as "Playing Dangerous", there is a high chance that the track was produced by the same producers, which are Mads Louis Hauge and Phil Thornalley, but currently this is not confirmed.
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- Claude Debussy's "Clair de Lune", which this song samples, was also used in the music video for "Freak". It was also used as an interlude during her live performance of the previously mentioned song.
- Del Rey references being "thrown" in "Behind Closed Doors".
- Cherry pies are also mentioned in songs such as "Cola", "I Was in a Bad Way" and "Summer of Sam".
- Cigarettes are mentioned in "You Can Be the Boss", "1949" and "Girl That Got Away", among many other songs.
- The chorus' melody resembles that of "Take Me to Paris".
- Bad boys are also mentioned in "Queen of Disaster".
- True love is also mentioned in "True Love on the Side", "Ultraviolence", "Off to the Races" and "I Talk to Jesus".
- Bonnie and Clyde are also mentioned in "Live or Die".
Official versions[edit | edit source]
- Edited version — 4:01
- Demo idea 1 — 3:29
- Demo idea 2 — 2:27