Lana Del Rey is talking to God. A month after she teased new song “Coachella-Woodstock In My Mind” with an a cappella snippet she recorded on her way from the Coachella Festival, the complex singer-songwriter recently released the existential new track.
The mid-tempo, dream-like tune includes lyrics “I guess I was in it ‘cause, baby, for a minute/It was Woodstock in my mind…What about all these children?/And what about all their parents?/And what about all their crowns they wear in hair so long like mine?”
Rey commented on Instagram feeling conflicted about enjoying Coachella while tensions escalated with North Korea.
I'm not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. I find It's a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God's good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated. On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song. I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual's hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run. Hope everyone has a nice day, with love from California
“I find it’s a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God’s good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated…I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual’s hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run.”
What remains to be seen is whether “Coachella-Woodstock In My Mind” will be included on her upcoming studio release Lust for Life, which is due out May 26 and already features singles “Love” and the title-track (featuring the Weeknd). The project is expected to include a collaboration with Fleetwood Mac’s Stevie Nicks.
This isn’t the first time the songstress touched on politics. Earlier this year Rey tweeted out a picture of herself in black garb along with a mysterious series of dates – Feb 24, March 26, April 24, May 23. Pitchfork confirmed the dates were related to a worldwide witch-led movement casting a “binding” spell on President Donald Trump and all of his crooked cronies.
Also, Rey commented in ELLE UK’s June issue about the role politics play on Lust for Life.
“I think it would be weird to be making a record during the past 18 months and not comment on how [the political landscape] was making me or the people I know feel, which is not good,” she says. “It would be really difficult if my views didn’t line up with what a lot of what people are saying.”