"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". 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. Another snippet of the song was used in a behind the scenes video of the 2017 V magazine photoshoot shot by Steven Klein.
- 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".
- Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
- Tim Larcombe — songwriting, production, electric guitar, drums, mellotrons
- 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, California and Hampstead Studios, London, United Kingdom
- Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine