"Hollywood's Dead" is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2011 and a demo of the song leaked on September 11, 2012 alongside "Damn You". The song was produced by Chris Braide and Emile Haynie, and is speculated to be an outtake from the Born to Die sessions. A snippet of a final version was also leaked.
Background[edit | edit source]
The song was written with Chris Braide sometime before late April 2011. On Facebook, Del Rey wrote:
"Luv New Song w Very Favourite Super Producer Chris Braide."
When asked what song she was referring to, she replied:
"Called Hollywoods Dead"
On working with Chris Braide, she praised him saying "He's Amazing. He gets it".
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- The song references many celebrities such as Elvis Presley and Marilyn Monroe. Other songs that reference celebrities include "Body Electric", "Elvis" and "Marilyn Monroe".
- Mentions a "cruel world", title of later song "Cruel World".
- "Blue" things are described in many songs including "Old Money" and "Methamphetamines".
- Hollywood is mentioned in songs such as "Daytona Meth", "Lust for Life" and the song of the same name.
- The mention of "blue suede shoes" references the Elvis Presley song of the same name.
- The 1950s are mentioned in "Marilyn Monroe" and "Methamphetamines".
Official versions[edit | edit source]
- Demo version — 3:26
- Final version (snippet) — 0:24