"Sweet Carolina" is a song by Lana Del Rey, from her eighth studio album and seventh major-label studio album Blue Banisters. It is co-written with her father, Rob, her sister, Chuck, and their family friend Alana Champion.
Via an Instagram Live on October 22, 2021, Rob Grant and Del Rey revealed that the song was actually done in just one take. That same day, co-writer Alana Champion revealed that the lyric about iPhones and cryptocurrency originated between a private conversation between herself and Chuck Grant.
The song is written for and about Chuck Grant, who was just three weeks away from giving birth to her daughter, Phoenix, when the song was recorded.
- Lilacs are also mentioned in "Roses Bloom For You" and "Off to the Races".
- God is referenced in "Gods & Monsters", "God Knows I Tried", "God Bless America - and All the Beautiful Women in It" and many more.
- Lana also sings about her music living "on and on" in "On & On & On".
- Lana Del Rey — songwriting, production, vocals
- Drew Erickson — production, mixing, piano, Prophet, rhodes
- Robert Grant Jr. — songwriting, piano
- Chuck Grant — songwriting
- Alana Champion — songwriting
- Michael Harris — engineering, mixing
- Dean Reid — enngineering, mixing
- Jon Sher — assistant engineering
- Ben Fletcher — assistant engineering
- Adam Ayan — mastering