There were two consecutive mass gunfire over the weekend. 20 individuals were murdered on Saturday at a Walmart in El Paso, Texas. Yesterday, another 9 innocent people were murdered by a different gunman at a bar in Dayton, Ohio. Entertainers and personalities have been showing concerns and voicing out against president Donald Trump’s negligence on gun control measures. The suspects were recognized as white men who used assault rifles to carry out the attacks.
In response to the tragic occurrence of a mass shootings in America, Lana Del Rey is using the power of music to express her thoughts has she teases on Instagram with a new song titled “Looking For America” In the short video, recorded by Del Rey’s in collaboration with Jack Antonoff, her studio engineer who plays the guitar while Del Rey sings.
“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,” Del Rey wrote in the song’s caption. “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 “.
Earlier today she also released a cover of Donovan’s 1966 song “Season of the Witch.” A piece of her “spooky cover” was used in the trailer for the much anticipated André Øvredal directed horror movie “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark.” produced by Guillermo del Toro, “Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark” starts showing in theaters this Friday, August 9.
Lana Del Rey’s next album Norman Fucking Rockwell! Is scheduled to be released on August 30 and fans are so excited about the soon to be released album. She kicks off her tour in September.
Lana flexes her vocal prowess over Antonoff’s delicate guitar, “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.” Watch and listen below.
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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