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On July 31, 2019, Del Rey confirmed that the song would be released on her then-upcoming album, ''[[Norman Fucking Rockwell! (album)|Norman Fucking Rockwell!]]'', when she revealed the album artwork and tracklist.
 
On July 31, 2019, Del Rey confirmed that the song would be released on her then-upcoming album, ''[[Norman Fucking Rockwell! (album)|Norman Fucking Rockwell!]]'', when she revealed the album artwork and tracklist.
 
== Music video ==
 
The track will be part of a 3-part music video with "[[Norman Fucking Rockwell (song)|Norman Fucking Rockwell]]" and "[[Happiness Is a Butterfly (song)|Happiness Is a Butterfly]]", as revealed by Del Rey on September 3, 2019. It was shot and directed by [[Chuck Grant]] in 2018, and will be released in October 2019.
 
   
 
== Live performances ==
 
== Live performances ==
 
"Bartender" is featured on the setlist of the [[Norman Fucking Rockwell Tour]], played after "[[Norman Fucking Rockwell (song)|Norman Fucking Rockwell]]". Del Rey performed it live for the first time on September 21, 2019 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.
 
"Bartender" is featured on the setlist of the [[Norman Fucking Rockwell Tour]], played after "[[Norman Fucking Rockwell (song)|Norman Fucking Rockwell]]". Del Rey performed it live for the first time on September 21, 2019 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.
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==== '''Background and description''' ====
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The track forms part of a 3-part music video with "[[Norman Fucking Rockwell (song)|Norman Fucking Rockwell]]" and "[[Happiness Is a Butterfly (song)|Happiness Is a Butterfly]]", as revealed by Del Rey on September 3, 2019.<ref>[https://www.instagram.com/p/B11wjfOhUrL/ Lana Del Rey (@lanadelrey). “Norman fucking Rockwell Jack Antonoff. Video chuck grant”. 31 August 2019. ''Instagram''<nowiki>. [Access date: 31 August 2019]</nowiki>]</ref> It was shot and directed by [[Chuck Grant]] in 2018, and was originally planned for release in October 2019.<ref>[https://twitter.com/LanaDelRey/status/1167885144604045314 Lana Del Rey (@Lana Del Rey). “Title track”. 31 August 2019. ''Twitter''<nowiki>. [Access date: 31 August 2019]</nowiki>]</ref>
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Several scenes from this part of the video were first interpolated in the music video for "[[Venice Bitch (song)|Venice Bitch]]".{{infobox mvideo
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|video = Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell
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|released = December 20, 2019
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|director = [[Chuck Grant]]
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|producer = Chuck Grant, [[Lana Del Rey]]
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|filmed = Unknown, 2018
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|location =Los Angeles, California
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|vevo views = 3,6+ Million views}}
   
 
== Cross-references ==
 
== Cross-references ==
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* The phrase "All the ladies of the canyon" could be a reference to Joni Mitchell's album "Ladies of the Canyon".
 
* Both the canyon and Del Rey's truck are mentioned in "[[Happiness Is a Butterfly (song)|Happiness Is a Butterfly]]".
 
* Both the canyon and Del Rey's truck are mentioned in "[[Happiness Is a Butterfly (song)|Happiness Is a Butterfly]]".
 
* Long Beach, California is also referenced in "[[The Greatest (song)|The Greatest]]" and "[[Doin' Time (song)|Doin' Time]]".
 
* Long Beach, California is also referenced in "[[The Greatest (song)|The Greatest]]" and "[[Doin' Time (song)|Doin' Time]]".

Latest revision as of 17:16, August 10, 2020

NormanFuckingRockwell
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Recorded 2017-2018
Length 4:23
From Nfrlogo
Single(s) "Mariners Apartment Complex"
"Venice Bitch"
"Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman like Me to Have – but I Have It"
"Doin' Time"
"The Greatest" / "Fuck It I Love You"
Norman Fucking Rockwell track listing
"The Greatest" "Happiness Is a Butterfly"
"Bartender" is a song by Lana Del Rey from her sixth studio album Norman Fucking Rockwell!.

Background Edit

Del Rey first mentioned the song on January 28, 2018, while being interviewed by Pitchfork at the 60th Annual Grammy Awards in New York City. When Pitchfork asked Del Rey "what's coming next?", she responded saying "I've got a couple of other tracks. I've got this weird track called 'Bartender' that doesn't belong to a record yet" and mentioned that she wishes to create a music video for the song.[1]

On July 31, 2019, Del Rey confirmed that the song would be released on her then-upcoming album, Norman Fucking Rockwell!, when she revealed the album artwork and tracklist.

Live performances Edit

"Bartender" is featured on the setlist of the Norman Fucking Rockwell Tour, played after "Norman Fucking Rockwell". Del Rey performed it live for the first time on September 21, 2019 at Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

Music video Edit

Background and description Edit

The track forms part of a 3-part music video with "Norman Fucking Rockwell" and "Happiness Is a Butterfly", as revealed by Del Rey on September 3, 2019.[2] It was shot and directed by Chuck Grant in 2018, and was originally planned for release in October 2019.[3]

Several scenes from this part of the video were first interpolated in the music video for "Venice Bitch".

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell

Lana Del Rey - Norman F***ing Rockwell

Released December 20, 2019
Length 14:06
Director Chuck Grant
Producer Chuck Grant, Lana Del Rey
Filmed Unknown, 2018
Location Los Angeles, California
Vevo views 3,6+ Million views

Cross-references Edit

Lyrics Edit

All the ladies of the canyon
Wearing black to their house parties
Crosby, Stills and Nash is playing
Wine is flowing with Bacardi

But sometimes girls just want to have fun
The poetry inside of me is warm like a gun

I bought me a truck in the middle of the night
It'll buy me a year if I play my cards right
Photo free exits from baby's bedside

'Cause they don't yet know what car I drive
I'm just try'na keep my love alive
With my bartender, hold me all night
Bartender, our love's alive
Baby, remember, I'm not drinking wine
But the cherry coke you serve is fine
And our love's sweet enough on the vine
Bartender, bar-t-t-tender

All the ladies of the canyon
Wearing white for their tea parties
Playing games of levitation
Meditating in the garden

And I love the little games that we play
From the valley to the beach
And when at last the day is done, I grab my keys

I bought me a truck in the middle of the night
It'll buy me a year if I play my cards right
Photo free exits from baby's bedside

'Cause they don't yet know what car I drive
I'm just try'na keep my love alive
With my bartender, hold me all night
Bartender, our love's alive
Baby, remember, I'm not drinking wine
But the cherry coke you serve is fine
And our love's sweet enough on the vine
Bar-t-t-tender, bar-t-t-tender
Bar-t-t-tender, ha-ha-ha-ha

I bought me a truck in the middle of the night
60mph, on PCH drive,
Head to Long Beach to Newport by your side
As they don't yet know where I reside
60 miles from the last place I hide
With my bar-t-t-tender, hold me all night,
Bar-t-t-tender, keep love alive
Bar-t-t-tender

Credits Edit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, vocals, production
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, piano
  • Kieron Menzies — engineering, mixing
  • Dean Reid — mixing
  • Chris Gehringer — mastering
Technical
  • Published by R-Rated Music (GMR) administered by Universal Music Works
  • Mastered at Sterling Sound

References Edit

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