"Methamphetamines" (also known as "Meth Love") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded around 2006 and leaked on October 14, 2012.
Background[edit | edit source]
The song was ripped from a video Del Rey uploaded and no producer is known.
The song contains samples of interviews with Elvis Presley. The song's main melody comes from Nino Rota's "What Is a Youth" (AKA "Love Theme from Romeo and Juliet"). In a track by track commentary of Ultraviolence, Del Rey stated that the song's concept was reused for "Old Money".
A snippet of an alternate version of the song titled "Meth Love" leaked on October 14, 2020. The full song leaked later the same day.
Music video[edit | edit source]
|Director||Lana Del Rey|
Background and description[edit | edit source]
Del Rey made a homemade music video for the song in 2008 that featured clips of Del Rey herself singing along to the song, and clips of American rockstar Elvis Presley.
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- Coney Island is mentioned in "Off to the Races" and many other songs.
- Meth is referenced in "American", among many other songs.
- The melody from the song is reused in "Old Money".
- Pink flamingos are also mentioned in "Music to Watch Boys To" and "Trash Magic".
- The Jersey Shore is also mentioned in "Dangerous Girl" and "Heartshaped Chevrolet".
- The 1950s are mentioned in "Hollywood's Dead" and "Marilyn Monroe".
- The colour blue is mentioned in many Del Rey's songs, some of which are "Old Money", "Freak" and "Color Blue".
- The ocean is also mentioned in the demo version of "Kill Kill".
- Palms are mentioned in "Jump" and "Freak".
- An excerpt of Elvis Presley saying "Thank you very much", which was his catchphrase used during his concerts, that is featured at the end of the song, also appears in "Elvis".
- In the "Meth Love" version, the concept demo of "Heavy Hitter" titled "Neon Palmmm" is referenced.
Official versions[edit | edit source]
- Final version – 1:44
- "Meth Love" version – 1:33