"Dealer" is a song by Lana Del Rey from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It was originally intended to be featured on the scrapped collaborative album between Del Rey and The Last Shadow Puppets, as well as her seventh studio album and sixth major-label studio album, Chemtrails Over the Country Club. It features uncredited vocals from Miles Kane, as well as writing credits from Kane, Loren Humphrey, Tyler Parkford and Zach Dawes.
The title was revealed in Interview magazine. About the track, Del Rey commented:
- "I think I need to add that song "Dealer", where I'm just screaming my head off. People don't know what it sounds like when I yell, and I do yell."
On October 2, 2020, during a book signing event for the poetry book Violet Bent Backwards Over the Grass, Del Rey revealed that the track is the most different song on the album, tentatively being track 8. She also confirmed that the song was done with Zach Dawes.
The song's fate was unknown after it was not found on Shazam alongside the rest of the Chemtrails Over the Country Club tracklist on December 18, 2020. On January 10, 2021, Del Rey uploaded the tracklist for the album, of which "Dealer" was not included. It was later confirmed to appear on Blue Banisters.
The song features vocals from Miles Kane, frontman of The Last Shadow Puppets. The song was originally meant for their scrapped collaborative album, alongside Blue Banisters song "Thunder" and Norman Fucking Rockwell!'s "California".
The song also entered selected Spotify Charts. On October 25, 2021, it debuted and peaked at #168 on the Spotify Global Top 200 chart, at #74 on the US version of the chart, and at #141 on the UK version of the chart.
Partially due to the song's popularity on TikTok, on November 15, 2021, Dealer debuted and peaked at #31 on the US Spotify Viral 50 chart, and at #49 on the Brazil Spotify Viral 50 chart.
- Money is mentioned in "Money Power Glory", "Money Hunny", "Swan Song", "Religion", and "Pawn Shop Blues", it's referred to as cash in "Hundred Dollar Bill", and "Old Money".
- Lana mentions her father in "Black Bathing Suit", "Hope Is a Dangerous Thing for a Woman like me to Have - but I Have It", "Wildflower Wildfire", and many more.
- Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
- Loren Humphrey — songwriting, production, engineering, drums
- Zach Dawes — songwriting, production, keyboards, bass
- Miles Kane — songwriting, vocals
- Tyler Parkford — songwriting, keyboards
- Jason Wormer — mixing
- Adam Ayan — mastering
|US Hot Alternative Songs (Billboard)||17|
- "Who is Lana Del Rey? A conversation with Jack Antonoff". September 8, 2020. Interview Magazine
- Lana Del Rey at the Violet Bent Backwards Over The Grass book signing event. October 2, 2020
- Miles Kane and Lana Del Rey created a secret album together
- Hot Alternative Songs. Week of November 6, 2021. Billboard. Access date: November 23, 2021.
- Hot Alternative Songs. Week of November 6, 2021. Billboard Assets. Access date: November 23, 2021.
- Lana Del Rey Charts on Twitter: "“Dealer” — Spotify Update (10/25)". Access date: November 23, 2021
- Top 200. Global, Daily, 10/25/2021. Spotify Charts. Access date: November 23, 2021
- Top 200. United States, Daily, 10/25/2021. Spotify Charts. Access date: November 23, 2021
- Top 200. United Kingdom, Daily, 10/25/2021. Spotify Charts. Access date: November 23, 2021
- Lana Del Rey Charts on Twitter: "Lana Del Rey's “Dealer” debuts at #31 on the US Spotify Viral 100 Chart". Access date: November 23, 2021
- Viral 50. United States, Daily, 11/15/2021. Spotify Charts. Access date: November 23, 2021
- Lana Del Rey Access on Twitter: "Vem ai o hit orgânico?! (...)". Access date: November 23, 2021
- Viral 50. Brazil, Daily, 11/15/2021. Spotify Charts. Access date: November 23, 2021