"Beautiful People Beautiful Problems" (registered as "Beautiful People") is a song by Lana Del Rey featuring Stevie Nicks. It was co-written with Nicks, Rick Nowels and Justin Parker and co-produced with Nowels, Kieron Menzies and Dean Reid. It is featured on Del Rey's fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album Lust for Life.
Background and writingEdit
During a 2017 interview with Flaunt magazine, Del Rey stated that she "traded" verses with Nicks and both are featured on the song's chorus: "Consider 'Beautiful People,' where she trades verses and coalesces on the chorus with the one and only Stevie Nicks, of whom I refer to as a bonafide badass. “I didn’t know what to except or that I could even ask her, Del Rey remarks. “When I went through ideas of women that could really add something to the record, she was the one we kept coming back to. ‘Bonafide badass’ is a great phrase for her."
Del Rey discussed the song again in an interview with KROQ radio that was released on May 21, 2017, she stated that she had wanted a woman on the record, and her and Rick Nowels both thought of Stevie Nicks. "They [Nowels and Nicks] actually started the track in New York at Electric Lady Studios, and then she flew back and finished it at our studio" said Del Rey, she continued talking about Nicks by saying: "she was amazing, she's just everything you hope she's gonna be. She loved the track and she added so much to it".
- Reference to the song "Video Games".
- 'Turtle doves' are referenced in "Beautiful Player".
- "Beautiful people" is a phrase also found in the song "God Bless America - And All the Beautiful Women In It".
|Chart (2017)|| Peak|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)||5|
|US Hot Rock Songs (Billboard)||29|