On May 17, 2017, Del Rey posted a video to her Instagram page of a rehearsal to an unknown song, but deleted it right after. She then posted another video of the same rehearsal session with the caption "When you're chatting through the verses but snap back into it for the chorus. See u Saturday". Another snippet of the song was used in a behind the scenes video of the 2017 V magazine photoshoot shot by Steven Klein.
Live performances Edit
On May 20, 2017, Del Rey premiered the song by performing it live for the first time at the KROQ Weenie Roast in Carson, California, and also confirmed the title to be "Cherry". It was performed live again on May 27, 2017 at BBC Radio 1's Big Weekend in Hull, United Kingdom. In 2018, the song was featured on the setlist of the LA to the Moon Tour.
In an interview with Gabrielle Wilson for MTV which was published on October 31, 2017, Del Rey expressed interest in creating a music video for "Cherry" or "Get Free". In another interview for MTV, Del Rey further mentioned that no director liked her idea for the music video, and said that she was considering to make the video herself along with her sister, Chuck Grant. On January 28, 2018, Del Rey commented that "it's still not happening" and added she has yet to shoot it but hopes to while on break before her tour resumes.
- The phrase "darling, darling" is also repeated in "Carmen".
- Del Rey also describes herself "falling" in "Wait for Life".
- Peaches are referenced in "Put the Radio On", "Girl That Got Away", "13 Beaches", and the demo version of "Trash Magic".
- A rose garden is also mentioned in "Burnt Norton (Interlude)".
- "Black beaches" are also mentioned in "Summer Bummer".
- Direct reference to the song "Love".
- Cherries are also mentioned in "Carmen" and "This Is What Makes Us Girls".
- In the bridge, the sample of Del Rey singing "why?" is also used in "Born to Die" and "Art Deco".
- Del Rey similarly exclaims "fuck" in "Scarface" and a variation "I'm fucked" is used in "Tired of Singing the Blues".
- A fiend is also described in "Disco".
Official versions Edit
- Album version — 3:00
- Instrumental version — 3:00
- Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
- Tim Larcombe — songwriting, production, electric guitar, drums, Mellotron
- Dean Reid — production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass, strings, effects
- Rick Nowels — production
- Kieron Menzies — additional production, engineering, mixing, strings
- Trevor Yasuda & Chris Garcia — engineering
- Adam Ayan — mastering
- Zac Rae — strings
- Published by Sony / ATV Music Publishing / Tap Music Publishing Limited
- Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles and Hampstead Studios, London
- Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine
|Chart (2017)|| Peak|
|New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)||4|
|Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)||80|
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BUOTQHglZ3g/?taken-by=lanadelrey
- ↑ http://kroq.cbslocal.com/2017/05/20/lana-del-rey-cherry/
- ↑ MTV News (October 31, 2017). "Lana Del Rey Talks Next Music Video & Tour w/ Kali Uchis & Jhené Aiko". YouTube.
- ↑ MTV News (January 30th, 2018). "Lana Del Rey on ‘Cherry’ Music Video & #MeToo". YouTube.
- ↑ http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=4382#all_records_extra
- ↑ "SK - Singles Digital - Top 100". ČNS IFPI. (Archive to 201730)