Lana Del Rey has penned a song in tribute to the US shootings
Lana Del Rey, like many others was affected by the shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio the past week.
Using her sadness and fear, she penned a raw and heartfelt new track inspired by the string of tragedies. The singer took to Instagram to post a preview of the new track titled 'Looking for America' and explained how it all came together just hours after writing it.
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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
The song’s emotional lyrics reflect the singer’s longing for a better, less scary version of her country. She sings a soft ballad: “I’m still looking for my own version of America. One without the guns, the flag can fly free. No bombs in the sky, only fireworks and you and I…”
She explains herself in the caption saying that she’s not a politician and is not trying to be one and is just sharing her sentiments on the horrific tragedies.
Her new album, Norman F*****g Rockwell is set to release on August 30.