The track was recorded in the same sessions as "Serial Killer" and the second and third demo of "This Is What Makes Us Girls" in March of 2011. Despite the title, the song was not intended for Paradise as it was recorded before Del Rey secured her major label record deal that lead to Born to Die.
Live performances Edit
On February 8, 2018, Del Rey performed the song live for the first time in Dallas, Texas during the LA to the Moon Tour. It was first heard by fans being sound checked before previous shows and spotted on an official tour setlist sheet at the Nashville show of the tour, but it wasn't performed.
Music video Edit
An official music video for the song is registered on ISRC, but no further details are known about it and it remains unreleased.
- "Pouring rain" is also mentioned in "Born to Die" and "Tomorrow Never Came".
- The theme of paradise also appears in "Every Man Gets His Wish", "Dark Paradise", "Television Heaven", "Velvet Crowbar" and "Coca Colla".
- Vanilla ice cream is also mentioned in "Dynamite" and "Cola", while ice cream is mentioned in "Carmen", "Salvatore" and "Venice Bitch".
- The feeling of being "alive again" is also described in "Hollywood" and "Carmen".
- Del Rey remarks "oh my God" in "Heroin", "Summertime Sadness", "The Blackest Day" and "When the World Was at War We Kept Dancing".
- Being "free and fun" is similar to a lyric from "Caught You Boy".
- ↑ APRA|AMCOS title search lists "Paradise" as an alias of "Dark Paradise" (APRA ID: GW42208736)
- ↑ APRA|AMCOS listing for "Paradise" (APRA ID: GW48069697)
- ↑ "LA to the Moon Tour on Twitter: Lana Del Rey's unreleased song "Paradise" was included on the setlist...". [Access date: February 8, 2018]
- ↑ ISRC Code: UKBTB1100004 LANA DEL REY Paradise Peter Ibsen 2011 Video