"Cherry" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was co-written with Tim Larcombe and co-produced with Larcombe, Rick Nowels and Dean Reid, with additional production by Kieron Menzies. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life.
Background and live performances
On May 17, 2017, Del Rey posted a video to her Instagram page of a rehearsal to an unknown song, but deleted it right after. She then posted another video of the same rehearsal session with the caption "When you're chatting through the verses but snap back into it for the chorus. See u Saturday". Another snippet of the song was used in a behind the scenes video of the 2017 V magazine photoshoot shot by Steven Klein.
On May 20, 2017, Del Rey premiered the song by performing it live for the very first time at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Carson, California, and also confirmed the title to be "Cherry". On May 27, 2017, Del Rey performed the song live again at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull, United Kingdom.
In an interview with Gabrielle Wilson for MTV which was published on October 31, 2017, Del Rey expressed interest in creating a music video for "Cherry" or "Get Free". In another interview for MTV, Del Rey further mentioned that no director liked her idea for the music video, and said that she was considering to make the video herself along with her sister, Chuck Grant. On January 28, 2018, Del Rey commented that "it's still not happening" and added she has yet to shoot it but hopes to while on break before her tour resumes.
- The phrase "darling, darling" is also repeated in "Carmen".
- Del Rey also describes herself "falling" in "Wait for Life".
- Peaches are referenced in "Put the Radio On", "Girl That Got Away", "13 Beaches", and the demo version of "Trash Magic".
- A rose garden is also mentioned in "Burnt Norton (Interlude)".
- "Black beaches" are also mentioned in "Summer Bummer".
- Direct reference to the song "Love".
- In the bridge, the sample of Del Rey singing "why?" is also used in "Born to Die" and "Art Deco".
- Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
- Tim Larcombe — songwriting, production, electric guitar, drums, Mellotron
- Dean Reid — production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass, strings, effects
- Rick Nowels — production
- Kieron Menzies — additional production, engineering, mixing, strings
- Trevor Yasuda & Chris Garcia — engineering
- Adam Ayan — mastering
- Zac Rae — strings
- Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing / Tap Music Publishing Limited
- Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles and Hampstead Studios, London
- Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
|Chart (2017)|| Peak|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)||4|
|Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)||80|
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOTQHglZ3g/?taken-by=lanadelrey
- ↑ http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2017/05/20/lana-del-rey-cherry/
- ↑ MTV News (October 31, 2017). "Lana Del Rey Talks Next Music Video & Tour w/ Kali Uchis & Jhené Aiko". YouTube.
- ↑ MTV News (January 30th, 2018). "Lana Del Rey on ‘Cherry’ Music Video & #MeToo". YouTube.
- ↑ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=4382#all_records_extra
- ↑ "SK - Singles Digital - Top 100". ČNS IFPI. (Archive to 201730)