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"Candy Necklace" is a song by Lana Del Rey featuring Jon Batiste from her ninth studio album and eighth major-label studio album Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd. The song was released as a physical single on October 6, 2023, as a limited-edition picture disc vinyl.[1]

Background[]

On August 23, 2022, Del Rey posted a snippet of the song on her Instagram while in the studio with Jon Batiste and others.[2]

The official instrumental leaked on May 20, 2023.

The song was nominated for Best Pop Duo/Group Performance at the 66th Annual Grammy Awards. At the 2023 MTV Video Music Awards, the music video won Best Alternative Video and was also nominated for Best Art Direction.

Music video[]

Music video Information
Lana_Del_Rey_feat_Jon_Batiste_-_Candy_Necklace_(Official_Video) Released May 10, 2023
Length 10:58
Director Rich Lee
Producer Jamee Ranta
Filmed
Location
Vevo views 2+ Million views

On-set photoshoot by Alia Penner[]

Behind the scenes[]

Cross-references[]

Official versions[]

  • Album version — 5:14
    • Instrumental version — 5:14

Lyrics[]

[Lana Del Rey]:
White fire, cinnamon on my teeth
And I'm sitting at the stoplight, northern town
I feel lucky
I drive somewhere out of range, I don't know where
White noise coming all in my brain
Turns off for nothing

Rockefeller, my umbrella
God, I love you, baby
Storyteller, us forever
Is my favorite song

You've been actin' pretty restless
Dancin' like the young and restless
And I'm obsessed with it, candy necklaces
You've been actin' pretty reckless
Dancin' like the young and restless
And I'm obsеssed with this, all his candy necklaces

Sittin' on thе sofa, feelin' super suicidal
Hate to say the word, but, baby, hand on the Bible, I do
Feel like it's you, the one who's bringin' me down
Thought that we were cool and we were kickin' it like Tribe Called Quest
You the best, but, baby, you've been bringin' me down
I can see it now

Rockefeller, my umbrella
God, I love you, baby
Fortune teller, favorite ever
Was the story of us

You've been actin' pretty restless
Dancin' like the young and reckless
And I'm obsessed with this, candy necklaces
I think that we should address this
Actin' like the young and restless
I'm obsessed with this, all his candy necklaces

We've been actin' pretty restless
Dancin' like the young and restless
I'm obsessed with this, candy necklaces

[Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces

[Lana Del Rey & Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces
Candy necklaces
Candy necklaces

[Lana Del Rey]:
(Mmm)

[Lana Del Rey & Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces
(Mmm)
Candy necklaces

[Lana Del Rey]:
(I'm obsessed with it)

[Lana Del Rey & Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces
Candy necklaces
Candy necklaces

[Lana Del Rey]:
('Cause I'm obsessed with it)

[Lana Del Rey & Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces

[Jon Batiste]:
(She's obsessed with it)

[Lana Del Rey]:
(Mmm)
Candy necklaces
Candy necklaces

[Lana Del Rey & Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces

[Jon Batiste]:
Candy necklaces
Candy necklaces, oh

Commercial release[]

Limited Edition Candy Necklace 7" Single[]

Candy Necklace Picture Disc Front Label: Interscope Records
Format: 7" picture disc vinyl in plastic sleeve
Released: October 6, 2023
Barcode: 00602455937711
Photography: N/A
Design: Unknown
Side A
# Name Time
1. "Candy Necklace" (featuring Jon Batiste) 5:14
Side B
# Name Time
1. "Jon Batiste Interlude"   3:33

Credits[]

Personnel

  • Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
  • Jon Batiste — songwriting, piano, background vocals
  • Zach Dawes — production
  • Nick Waterhouse — production [additional production], lead guitar [Electric Guitar]
  • Ian Doerr — production [additional production], string arranger, electric piano [Rhodes], mellotron, celesta, engineer
  • Dean Reid — mixing
  • Felix Havstad Ziska — string arranger, violin, cello
  • Connor Gallaher — pedal steel guitar, baritone guitar, acoustic guitar
  • Jackson Macintosh — 12 string electric guitar
  • Brian Long — double bass
  • Will Worden — electric guitar
  • Kaleb Rollins — engineering
  • Bobby Mota — engineering assistance
  • Gregg White — engineering assistance
  • Ruari O'Flaherty — mastering

References[]

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