Background[edit | edit source]
The title was revealed in an interview with Q Magazine on October 21, 2019. About the track Del Rey explained, “There’s just something about it. I feel like it’s going to be really important, but I don’t know why yet. That’s where the magic comes in.”
On July 25, 2020, rumours started on ATRL that the the song had been included on the final track list for Chemtrails Over the Country Club. Around a month later, on September 1, 2020, Del Rey announced via an Instagram post that the song would be released as a single prior to the release of the album.
A snippet of the song leaked online on September 22, 2020. On October 11, 2020 it was recognized by the music identification application Shazam, however it was taken down from the app the following day. The song was subsequently released worldwide on October 16, 2020.
The official instrumental leaked on November 7, 2020.
Live performances[edit | edit source]
On December 14, 2020, Del Rey performed the song live on the Tonight Show Starring Jimmy Fallon for the first time. The performance features the same background singers from "Summertime The Gershwin Version".
The song was performed a second time at the 7th Annual Ally Collection Talent Show.
Music video[edit | edit source]
|Released||October 16, 2020|
|Director||Lana Del Rey|
|Vevo views||4+ Million views|
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- LA is a re-occurring theme in many of Lana's songs and referenced in the "LA to the Moon Tour".
- In the music video near the end, the Hollywood sign is shown. Hollywood and the Hollywood sign is a re-occurring theme in the album "Lust for Life".
- Doing something like a child/baby is also mentioned in "Young & Beautiful", "Bel Air" and "American".
- Getting high is also mentioned in many songs, some of which are "High by the Beach", "Florida Kilos" and "Dark but Just a Game".
- A diamond (or diamonds) is also mentioned in "Fake Diamond", "Florida Kilos", "Young and Beautiful" and "Cola", among many other songs.
- Del Rey sings about a small town in "This Is What Makes Us Girls" and "Old Money".
- Potential reference to "When I'm with You".
- Poetry is referenced in "Brooklyn Baby", "Bartender", "Norman Fucking Rockwell" and the monologue for the "Ride" music video.
- "Shining like a diamond" is also referenced in "Young and Beautiful".
- Songs are also mentioned in "The Blackest Day", "Dreamgirl", "Hey Blue Baby" and "Ride".
- Phrases "pink champagne" and "purple rain" were first mentioned by Del Rey in her Instagram account @honeymoon, on June 22, 2015.
- The phrase "I only mention it" also appears in "White Dress".
Official versions[edit | edit source]
- Album version – 3:20
- Instrumental version — 3:21