"Stoplight De-Lite" (sometimes erroneously called "Spotlite De-Lite") is an unreleased song by Lana Del Rey. It was recorded in 2009 and leaked on February 3, 2013. The song was co-written and produced by Jeff Peretz and Gerard Smith, with mixing by Peretz and samples provided by Smith.
Background[edit | edit source]
The song was written with Peretz and Smith in 2009 before Del Rey began using her current stage name. Lyrically, the song is inspired by the sample of a street signal box which was provided by Smith. The vocals were provided by Del Rey, with the bass, guitar and drums all performed by Peretz. Peretz later mixed the song at Axis Sound.
The original original file is labeled as "Stop-Lite-De-Lite" and comes from an album titled "Pop Hits and Giggles".
Cross-references[edit | edit source]
- References to Del Rey killing people are also found in "Live or Die", "Kinda Outta Luck", "Serial Killer" and "Summer of Sam".
- Direct reference to "Roses".
- A golden grill is also mentioned in "Live Forever".
- Del Rey referenced a man being "sweet as pie" in a tweet from 2009. She also tweeted "dope in the face" on April 26, 2009.
- Del Rey also sings about following a lover wherever they go in "Hangin' Around".