March 10, 1963
Long Beach, New York
Work with Lana Del Rey
Del Rey talked about Rubin when asked about the song "Ride" that started as a leftover demo she and songwriter Justin Parker had made. "I loved this demo I did with Justin Parker, who I wrote a lot of things with like 'Video Games' and 'Born to Die', 'National Anthem', and Ferdy Unger-Hamilton at EMI hated the song," Del Rey told Complex. "So I think him and Rick [Rubin] had been talking and Rick was like, 'What's going on with Lana? Can she come over, I hear she's in LA'. I think I had been over to say 'Hi' to him first. Just to say 'Hi'. We took a walk in Santa Monica — he takes the same walking route every morning. Then a few weeks later I brought him 'Ride', and he really liked it."
Del Rey stated she and Rubin worked for six days on reworking the demo of "Ride" into the final song.
Continuing about working with Rick Rubin she said: "Working with him was good, I was still in my old car, my old Mercedes that was barely making it down that hour-and-a-half drive down to Shangri-La Studios in Malibu, and it was really good. He has this sprawling lawn with all these bunnies and palm trees. He was very relaxed. It was good" .
Songs from Paradise (2012):
- "Ride" — Production role: Producer.
Songs from Norman Fucking Rockwell! (2019):
- "Doin' Time" — Production role: Songwriter.