Lana Del Rey is full of surprises! Today she shared a brand new song called “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind,” a song she wrote just weeks ago. She wrote “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” on her way back from Coachella just last month. At the time, she had shared a clip of her singing the political song:
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
Today, Lana shared a new message about “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” and how quickly she was able to share it:
Musically, the song is low and murky, setting the stage for some grave, contemplative lyrics. In addition to name-dropping two famous music festivals, Lana continues the old-school atmosphere by quoting Led Zeppelin’s “Stairway To Heaven.”
Listen to “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” below:
Last week, Lana Del Rey spoke to Elle UK about her new music, confirming that some of it is about politics:
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. It would be really difficult if my views didn’t line up with what a lot of what people are saying.
So far, “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” is the first political new song we’ve heard from her. You can stream it on Spotify or buy it on iTunes now. Lana also wrote a political new song called “God Bless America,” which will be on her new record.
There’s no confirmation yet on if “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” will appear on Lana’s upcoming album, Lust For Life. Lana already released two songs from the album: “Love” and the title track (which features The Weeknd). Speaking of “Lust For Life,” Lana promises that the single’s music video will be out soon.
Lust For Life is rumored to come out on May 26th, though the date has not been officially announced. Catch up on all we know about the album so far, and keep checking back here for all the latest Lana Del Rey news.