"Nectar of the Gods" (previously referred to as "The Color Blue" or simply "Color Blue" and "Wild on You", not to be confused with "Wild One") is a song by Lana Del Rey from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It was written and produced with her then-boyfriend, Barrie-James O'Neill in 2013.
The song was recorded in 2013 and comes from the same session as "Cherry Blossom". Both songs were originally intended to be included on Del Rey's third studio album and second major-label studio album, Ultraviolence, but were ultimately cut from the final tracklist. They were both recorded in the studio with Fabrizio Argiolas, though he is ultimately not credited on the song at all.
On May 1, 2019, a snippet of the song was leaked via Tumblr, which was followed by the full song leaking minutes later. The Tumblr account which posted the song could not confirm the official title of the track and claimed that the original files of it and "Cherry Blossom" were tagged under "Track 1" and "Track 2". Despite the "Cherry Blossom" title being confirmed by Del Rey on Instagram in 2016, this led to the second song's title being up to debate by fans. Multiple fanmade titles such as "Color Blue" and "Wild on You" were given to it, and it was also speculated to be "Wild One", but this was later debunked. The official title of the song was eventually confirmed to be "Nectar of the Gods" when it was revealed that it would be included on Blue Banisters.
The full instrumental was leaked on June 5, 2019 and the a cappella leaked on November 4, 2020. The full session of 34 stems leaked on November 16, 2020.
With the inclusion of the song on Blue Banisters, it was revealed that Barrie-James O'Neill provided the guitar for it and helped write it, alongside "Cherry Blossom".
- There is a direct reference to the song "Cruel World", which also appears in "Cherry Blossom".
- Direct reference to "Heroin".
- The phrase "fucking crazy" is also found in "Is This Happiness", "Ride" and "Cruel World".
- "School kid dreams came true" is similar to "American dreams came true" from "Radio".
- Getting high is a common theme in Del Rey songs, like "Born to Die" and "Florida Kilos", among others.
- California is also mentioned in "God Knows I Tried" and "Freak".
- Blue things are also mentioned in "Old Money" and "Serial Killer".
- Del Rey references past song "Born to Die" during "once I found my way, but now I'm lost", wherein she sings "lost but now I am found".
- The color blue is referenced in numerous songs by Del Rey.
- The phrase "gold in my veins" and a similar quote "gold in his veins" appear in "You're Gonna Love Me" and "Hey You" respectively.
- Album version — 4:20
- Unmastered version — 4:24
- Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, mixing, vocals
- Barrie-James O'Neill — songwriting, production, mixing, guitar, piano
- Adam Ayan — mastering