Lana Del Rey Shares New Track Responding To Mass Shootings

Stream "Looking For America" Now

August 5, 2019

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Lana Del Rey is fresh off the official announce of her latest LP, 'Norman Fucking Rockwell', which is due out August 30th, but the NYC native / California icon has already moved onto new music, a song she says she couldn't wait to get out.

Calling upon recent collaborator, Jack Antonoff the pair cooked up "Looking For America", who's biting chorus chides "I’m still looking for my own version of America / One without the guns, the flag can freely fly / No bombs in the sky, only fireworks and you and I.”

In addition to posting a video of the full recording (it seems likely a minute before the track officially sees release as mixing, mastering, and distribution are not overnight operations), Del Rey shared a note concerning her urgency to release the track, which reads:

"Came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write.  Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion- but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago. I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning. I’m going to call it ‘Looking for America."

Check out the original post for yourself below, which includes the full stream of "Looking For America".

Hi folks came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write. Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion- but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago. I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning. I’m going to call it ‘Looking for America ‘ @jackantonoff @sharp_stick

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