"Kill Kill" (also known as "Florida Dark" or originally "The Ocean") is a song written by Lana Del Rey and produced by David Kahne, serving as the opening track from her 2008 EP, Kill Kill, and 2010 debut album, Lana Del Ray.
"Kill Kill" was recorded sometime during 2007 in a studio located at 12 West, 37th Street, 4th Floor, New York City. The song was recorded during the same time that the rest of her album had been recorded.
The original demo of the song was called "The Ocean" and produced by Steven Mertens. A snippet of the original version leaked on December 4, 2016, and on December 5, 2016, the full track leaked. The original file lasts 4 minutes and 31 seconds. However, the additional length is just silence. On July 5, 2017, the unmastered version of the song leaked.
The lyrics of "Kill Kill" were written by Grant while the production was handled by David Kahne. The song speaks about a relationship where Del Rey is "in love with a dying man". The original title for the song was "The Ocean", but the producer of the song, Kahne, found that title boring and told Grant to change it. Grant, while angry, crossed out the title with x's and wrote "kill kill". That title soon became the name of the song and later her debut EP.
|Director||Lana Del Rey|
|Director||Lana Del Rey|
Background and description Edit
A music video featuring old clips of people surfing, old fashioned cars, and people on the beach in California were cut together by Grant along with several scenes of Grant covered in an American flag with a Marilyn Monroe-like hairstyle, another with flowers in her hair in front of floral pattern, and one with Grant wearing a simple strap dress with another Marilyn Monroe hairstyles. The clips of Grant feature her mouthing the words to the song in home videos. Grant removed the video but it was leaked somehow after she had established herself as Lana Del Rey along with plenty of other videos for songs off of her album. A second official version is available on YouTube and it features similar scenes from the first video but also adds new Grant scenes and clips with the ocean. This version is slightly longer than the previous one.
- A dying man is also referenced in "Move" and "Money Hunny".
- Ray is mentioned in many of Del Rey's songs like "Wayamaya".
- The ocean is mentioned in "Bentley".
- Lana Del Ray version — 3:57
- Kill Kill version — 3:59
- "The Ocean" demo version — 3:50
- Unmastered version — 4:08
"The Ocean" demo versionEdit