According to Del Rey it was the last song recorded for the album, contrary to an earlier statement said to be "How to Disappear" in October 2018. The chorus of the song samples the drums of an early demo of "Lucky Ones".
- The phrase "dream a little dream of me" is likely a direct reference to the song of the same name, written by Gus Kahn.
- The radio is also mentioned in "Put the Radio On", "Tomorrow Never Came" and the song of the same name.
|Released||August 22, 2019|
|Producer||Justin Diener, Michael Angeles|
|Location||Long Beach, Los Angeles, California|
|Vevo views||7+ Million views|
Background and description
Del Rey announced the music video on July 26, 2019, via Instagram alongside behind the scenes photos. She revealed that the video was directed by Rich Lee and that it is a double music video with "The Greatest". It stars fitness model Brad Swanick and premiered August 22, 2019.
To start the first part of the double video, a record player is shown being played and Del Rey singing in a bar-like stage. Interpolated are shots of Del Rey surfing alone as well as alongside Brad Swanick in a retro beach scene eventually revealed to be a green screen. Throughout the video, scenes of Del Rey riding a swing on the beach, painting and skateboarding through alleys with friends are featured.
On-set photoshoot by Chuck Grant, Pamela Cochrane and Rich Lee
Behind the scenes
- Lana Del Rey — songwriting, vocals
- Jack Antonoff — songwriting, production, engineering, mixing, programming, drums, acoustic guitar, electric guitar, piano, keyboards
- Andrew Watt — songwriting, production
- Louis Bell — songwriting, production
- Laura Sisk — engineering, mixing
- Jonathan Sher — assistant engineering
- Ben Fletcher — assistant engineering
- Billy Cumella — assistant engineering
- John Rooney — assistant engineering
- Mikey Freedom Hart — keyboards
- Chris Gehringer — mastering
- Will Quinnell — assistant mastering
- Mastered at Sterling Sound
- Recorded at Electric Lady Studios, New York, United States / Conway Recording Studios, Los Angeles, United States
- Mixed at Electric Lady Studios, New York, United States
- ↑ 1.0 1.1 https://www.instagram.com/p/B0ZMHk9h4K5/
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/B1Uj22fH1wb/
- ↑ Lana Del Rey (@lanadelrey). "I think you’re gonna love the new double video I did with Rich Lee for two songs off the new record – ‘fuck it I love you!’ And ‘the greatest’". (July 26, 2019) Instagram. [Access date: August 23, 2019]
- ↑ Brad Swanick Instagram profile