Lana Del Rey Calls For Change On New Song “Looking For America”

Mike Nied | August 9, 2019 12:01 am

UPDATE: Lana Del Rey unveiled an official studio version of “Looking For America.” Press play on the wistful anthem below.

Lana Del Rey turned to music to give voice to her feelings following mass shootings in El Paso, Texas and Dayton, Ohio. Yesterday (August 5), the 34-year-old took to Instagram to share the fruits of her labor – a song called “Looking For America.” Created alongside Jack Antonoff, it’s both a powerful call for change and a wistful dream of what could be. “I’m still looking for my own version of America. One without the gun, where the flag can freely fly. No bombs in the sky, only fireworks when you and I collide,” she sings on the evocative chorus. “It’s just a dream I had in mind.”

“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,” LDR explained in the caption. “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.”

Currently it’s unclear if the song will wind up on this month’s Norman Fucking Rockwell. It would certainly be a late addition to the tracklist, but a final studio version would be very welcome nonetheless. Listen to the version she posted below.

Studio Version

Original Version

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