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|producer = Lana Del Rey<br>Rick Nowels<br>[[Kieron Menzies]]<br>[[Dean Reid]]
 
|producer = Lana Del Rey<br>Rick Nowels<br>[[Kieron Menzies]]<br>[[Dean Reid]]
 
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|time = 2:44<br><small>(See [[#Official versions|official versions]])</small>
 
|Source = [[File:Lfllogo.png|150px|link=Lust for Life (album)]]
 
|Source = [[File:Lfllogo.png|150px|link=Lust for Life (album)]]
 
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|previous = "[[Cherry (song)|Cherry]]"
 
|previous = "[[Cherry (song)|Cherry]]"
 
|album = [[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]
 
|album = [[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]
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|MiX= {{Singles6}}}}"'''White Mustang'''" is a song by [[Lana Del Rey|Lana Del Rey.]] It was co-written with [[Rick Nowels]] and co-produced with Nowels, [[Kieron Menzies]] and [[Dean Reid]]. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]''.
"'''White Mustang'''" is a song by [[Lana Del Rey|Lana Del Rey.]] It was co-written with [[Rick Nowels]] and co-produced with Nowels, [[Kieron Menzies]] and [[Dean Reid]]. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]''.
 
   
 
==Background==
 
==Background==
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==Critical reception and composition==
 
==Critical reception and composition==
"White Mustang" runs at exactly two minutes and forty-four seconds, making it the shortest song on ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]''. Jon O'Brien of ''Prefixmag'' complimented the song for Del Rey's whistling during the outro, noting that it was an intriguing production touch.<ref>[http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/lust-for-life/204097/ O'Brien, Jon (July 25, 2017). "Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life Album Review". ''Prefixmag.com''.]</ref> Liddy Cudmore of ''Paste'' grouped the song alongside "[[Cherry (song)|Cherry]]", saying that "these are soundtracks for film noirs that never existed, right down to the slow-down-the-stairs-footstep percussion".<ref>[https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/lana-del-rey-lust-for-life-review.html Cudmore, Libby (July 26, 2017). "Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Review". ''Paste''.]</ref>
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"White Mustang" is composed in the key of F# minor and runs for exactly two minutes and forty-four seconds, making it the shortest song on ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]''. Jon O'Brien of ''Prefixmag'' complimented the song for Del Rey's whistling during the outro, noting that it was an intriguing production touch.<ref>[http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/lust-for-life/204097/ O'Brien, Jon (July 25, 2017). "Lana Del Rey - Lust for Life Album Review". ''Prefixmag.com''.]</ref> Liddy Cudmore of ''Paste'' grouped the song alongside "[[Cherry (song)|Cherry]]", saying that "these are soundtracks for film noirs that never existed, right down to the slow-down-the-stairs-footstep percussion".<ref>[https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/lana-del-rey-lust-for-life-review.html Cudmore, Libby (July 26, 2017). "Lana Del Rey: Lust For Life Review". ''Paste''.]</ref>
   
 
== Live performances ==
 
== Live performances ==
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* White cars are also mentioned in "[[Axl Rose Husband (song)|Axl Rose Husband]]","[[Diet Mountain Dew (song)|Diet Mountain Dew]]" and in the second version of "[[Come When You Call Me America (song)|Come When You Call Me America]]".
 
* White cars are also mentioned in "[[Axl Rose Husband (song)|Axl Rose Husband]]","[[Diet Mountain Dew (song)|Diet Mountain Dew]]" and in the second version of "[[Come When You Call Me America (song)|Come When You Call Me America]]".
 
* A white mustang also appears in the "[[Born to Die (song)|Born to Die]]" music video.
 
* A white mustang also appears in the "[[Born to Die (song)|Born to Die]]" music video.
* Many of the visuals and themes used in the music video are strongly connected to the lyrics of "[[Architecture (song)|Architecture]]".
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* Many of the visuals and themes used in the music video are strongly connected to the lyrics of "[[The Next Best American Record (song)|The Next Best American Record]]".
 
* A snippet of "[[Get Free (song)|Get Free]]" can be heard in the music video.
 
* A snippet of "[[Get Free (song)|Get Free]]" can be heard in the music video.
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* Whistling can be heard in "[[Every Man Gets His Wish (song)|Every Man Gets His Wish]]" as well.
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* The line "everybody said you're a killer" is thematically similar to "your love is deadly" from "[[Without You (song)|Without You]]".
   
 
== Music video ==
 
== Music video ==
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|video = Lana Del Rey - White Mustang (Official Video)
 
|video = Lana Del Rey - White Mustang (Official Video)
 
|released = September 13, 2017
 
|released = September 13, 2017
|vevo views = 16+ Million views
 
 
|length = 4:41
 
|length = 4:41
|director =[[Rich Lee]]
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|director = [[Rich Lee]]
 
|producer = Clark Jackson
 
|producer = Clark Jackson
|filmed =
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|location = Los Angeles, California
|location = Los Angeles, California}}
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|vevo views = 31+ Million views
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====Background====
 
====Background====
 
On [[2017/July#July 27|July 27, 2017]], Del Rey announced during a livestream on Instagram that a music video for the song would be released. She described it as futuristic, similarly to the "[[Love (song)|Love]]" and "[[Lust for Life (song)|Lust for Life]]" music videos and would be directed by [[Rich Lee]]. On July 28, Del Rey revived her defunct Twitter account (@MissDaytona), to post a quick four second preview of the official music video.<ref>[https://twitter.com/MissDaytona/status/891124518307090434 xx on Twitter. (July 28, 2017).]</ref> On September 7, 2017, Del Rey shared a longer clip of the music video,<ref>[https://twitter.com/LanaDelRey/status/905926536749924352 Del Rey, Lana (September 7, 2017). "WHITE MUSTANG". Twitter.]</ref> and on September 12, she shared another clip of the beginning of the video and confirmed the release date to be September 13, 2017.
 
On [[2017/July#July 27|July 27, 2017]], Del Rey announced during a livestream on Instagram that a music video for the song would be released. She described it as futuristic, similarly to the "[[Love (song)|Love]]" and "[[Lust for Life (song)|Lust for Life]]" music videos and would be directed by [[Rich Lee]]. On July 28, Del Rey revived her defunct Twitter account (@MissDaytona), to post a quick four second preview of the official music video.<ref>[https://twitter.com/MissDaytona/status/891124518307090434 xx on Twitter. (July 28, 2017).]</ref> On September 7, 2017, Del Rey shared a longer clip of the music video,<ref>[https://twitter.com/LanaDelRey/status/905926536749924352 Del Rey, Lana (September 7, 2017). "WHITE MUSTANG". Twitter.]</ref> and on September 12, she shared another clip of the beginning of the video and confirmed the release date to be September 13, 2017.
   
Many fans suspect that the footage was originally intended for an "[[Architecture (song)|Architecture]]" music video, an outtake from ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]'' that leaked before the album was released, similarly to how the footage intended for the original "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]" music video was recycled and used for the "[[Freak (song)|Freak]]" music video. This theory comes from the fact that many of the visuals and themes used in the "White Mustang" video are strongly expressed in the lyrics of "Architecture". There is even a video that was taken behind the scenes of "White Mustang" where Del Rey is singing "Architecture", which further supports the theory.<ref>[http://www.breatheheavy.com/lana-del-reys-best-american-record-soundtracked-to-the-white-mustang-video-makes-way-more-sense/ Miller, Jordan (September 13, 2017). "Lana Del Rey's 'White Mustang' Video Soundtracked to 'Best American Record' Makes Way More Sense". ''BreatheHeavy.com''.]</ref>
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Many fans suspect that the footage was originally intended to be used for a video for "[[The Next Best American Record (song)|The Next Best American Record]]," an outtake from ''[[Lust for Life (album)|Lust for Life]]'' that leaked before the album was released (before seeing an official release on [[Norman Fucking Rockwell! (album)|Norman Fucking Rockwell!]]), similarly to how the footage intended for the original "[[Ultraviolence (song)|Ultraviolence]]" music video was recycled and used for the "[[Freak (song)|Freak]]" music video or the footage for "[[Happiness Is a Butterfly (song)|Happiness Is a Butterfly]]" was used for "[[Mariners Apartment Complex (song)|Mariners Apartment Complex]]" and "[[Venice Bitch (song)|Venice Bitch]]". This theory comes from the fact that many of the visuals and themes used in the "White Mustang" video are strongly expressed in the lyrics of "The Next Best American Record". There is even a video that was taken behind the scenes of "White Mustang" where Del Rey is singing a part of "The Next Best American Record," which further supports the theory.<ref>[http://www.breatheheavy.com/lana-del-reys-best-american-record-soundtracked-to-the-white-mustang-video-makes-way-more-sense/ Miller, Jordan (September 13, 2017). "Lana Del Rey's 'White Mustang' Video Soundtracked to 'Best American Record' Makes Way More Sense". ''BreatheHeavy.com''.]</ref>
   
 
====Behind the scenes====
 
====Behind the scenes====
 
{{WMGallery}}
 
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== Official Versions ==
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* Album version - 2:44
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* Album version 2:44
* Instrumental version - 2:45
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* Music video version — 4:41
   
 
==Lyrics==
 
==Lyrics==
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Latest revision as of 07:40, February 7, 2020

Lust for Life
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Kieron Menzies
Dean Reid
Length 2:44
(See official versions)
From Lfllogo
Single(s) "Love"
"Lust for Life"
"Summer Bummer"
"Groupie Love"
Promotional single(s) "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
Lust for Life track listing
"Cherry" "Summer Bummer"
"White Mustang" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was co-written with Rick Nowels and co-produced with Nowels, Kieron Menzies and Dean Reid. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life.

BackgroundEdit

On June 8, 2017, Del Rey shared a video on Instagram and Facebook of herself listening to a snippet of the song.[1] It was confirmed that the song was titled "White Mustang" and would be featured on Lust for Life. On July 6, 2017, Del Rey posted a second video of herself listening to a snippet of the song.[2]

Critical reception and compositionEdit

"White Mustang" is composed in the key of F# minor and runs for exactly two minutes and forty-four seconds, making it the shortest song on Lust for Life. Jon O'Brien of Prefixmag complimented the song for Del Rey's whistling during the outro, noting that it was an intriguing production touch.[3] Liddy Cudmore of Paste grouped the song alongside "Cherry", saying that "these are soundtracks for film noirs that never existed, right down to the slow-down-the-stairs-footstep percussion".[4]

Live performances Edit

Del Rey performed the song live for the first time at her Lust for Life listening party and performance hosted by Spotify at No Vacancy in Los Angeles, California, on July 20, 2017. Del Rey performed the song live again at Lollapalooza Paris in Paris, France, on July 23, 2017 and it was apart of the setlist for many of her 2017 summer festival shows and headlining shows in cities including London and New York City as part of the small promotional tour in support of Lust for Life. In 2018 the song was included as part of the setlist for the LA to the Moon Tour.

Cross-references Edit

Music video Edit

Music video Information
Lana Del Rey - White Mustang (Official Video)

Lana Del Rey - White Mustang (Official Video)

Released September 13, 2017
Length 4:41
Director Rich Lee
Producer Clark Jackson
Filmed
Location Los Angeles, California
Vevo views 31+ Million views

BackgroundEdit

On July 27, 2017, Del Rey announced during a livestream on Instagram that a music video for the song would be released. She described it as futuristic, similarly to the "Love" and "Lust for Life" music videos and would be directed by Rich Lee. On July 28, Del Rey revived her defunct Twitter account (@MissDaytona), to post a quick four second preview of the official music video.[5] On September 7, 2017, Del Rey shared a longer clip of the music video,[6] and on September 12, she shared another clip of the beginning of the video and confirmed the release date to be September 13, 2017.

Many fans suspect that the footage was originally intended to be used for a video for "The Next Best American Record," an outtake from Lust for Life that leaked before the album was released (before seeing an official release on Norman Fucking Rockwell!), similarly to how the footage intended for the original "Ultraviolence" music video was recycled and used for the "Freak" music video or the footage for "Happiness Is a Butterfly" was used for "Mariners Apartment Complex" and "Venice Bitch". This theory comes from the fact that many of the visuals and themes used in the "White Mustang" video are strongly expressed in the lyrics of "The Next Best American Record". There is even a video that was taken behind the scenes of "White Mustang" where Del Rey is singing a part of "The Next Best American Record," which further supports the theory.[7]

Behind the scenesEdit

Official versions Edit

  • Album version — 2:44
  • Instrumental version — 2:45
  • Music video version — 4:41

LyricsEdit

Packing all my things for the summer
Lying on my bed it's a bummer, 'cause I
Didn't call when I got your number
But I liked you a lot

Slippin' on my dress in soft filters
Everybody said you're a killer, but I
Couldn't stop the way I was feeling the day
Your record dropped

The day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang
Day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang

Caught up in my dreams and forgetting
I've been acting like armageddon 'cause you
Hold me in your arms just a little too tight
That's what I thought

Summer's meant for loving and leaving
I was such a fool for believing that you
Could change all the ways you been living
But you just couldn't stop

The day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang
Day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang

And you're revving and revving and revving it up
And the sound it was frightening
And you were getting a part of that
You're gonna hit me like lightning

White mustang, your white mustang
The day I saw your white mustang
Said you're a wild mustang

You're gonna hit me like lightning
You're gonna hit me like lightning

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, piano, synthesizer, Mellotron
  • Kieron Menzies — production, engineering, mixing, drums, percussion, synthesizer, strings
  • Dean Reid — production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass, synthesizer, effects
  • Trevor Yasuda — engineering, keyboards
  • Chris Garcia — engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
Technical
  • Published by R-Rated Music administered by EMI April Music Inc. (Global Music Rights) / Sony / ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP)
  • Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles and Hampstead Studios, London
  • Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)[8] 93

ReferencesEdit

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