"Meet Me in the Pale Moonlight" (also known as "Dirty Elvis Fantasy") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2010 and leaked on April 2, 2014. The song was co-written and produced by One Louder, a production duo consisting of Paddy Dalton and Duck Blackwell. The track is registered with BMG.
Background[edit | edit source]
Before the song had leaked, two snippets, posted March 23, 2014 and April 1, 2014, appeared online. Many fans suspected the track was the newest single for Del Rey's second major-label studio album Ultraviolence, but in a tweet on April 4, she confirmed it was written in 2010 and simultaneously announced the single "West Coast".
On September 5, 2020, the official instrumental of the song leaked. The instrumental leaked in lossless form on September 23, 2020.
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- A "pale moonlight" is also mentioned in "Summertime Sadness" and "Body Electric".
- The repetition of "I can be your [...]" is also found in "Put Your Lips Together" and is similarly used in "Us Against the World".
- Direct reference to "Drive By".
- Del Rey sings about being a waitress in "Every Man Gets His Wish".
Official versions[edit | edit source]
- Studio version — 3:26
- Instrumental version — 3:32