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Lana Del Rey
featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
A$AP Rocky
Tyler Williams
Boi-1da
Playboi Carti
Jahaan Sweet
Andrew Joseph Gradwohl Jr
Producer(s) Boi-1da
Jahaan Sweet
Alternate producer(s) Rick Nowels
Released July 12, 2017
Length 4:21
(See official versions)
From Lfllogo
Single(s) "Love"
"Lust for Life"
"Summer Bummer"
"Groupie Love"
Promotional single(s) "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"
Lust for Life track listing
"Groupie Love"

"Summer Bummer" is a song by Lana Del Rey featuring A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti. It was written and produced by Del Rey, Rocky, Carti, Tyler Williams, Andrew Gradwohl, Boi-1da, Jahaan Sweet and Rick Nowels. The song is featured on Del Rey's fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life. It was officially released on July 12, 2017, as the album's third official single.

Background Edit

On June 2, 2017, Del Rey revealed that she and A$AP Rocky had collaborated on a track for the album by posting a snippet of the song on Instagram with the caption: "We made a lot of good ones but I think we picked the best ones for the record".[1] On June 29, SoundHound revealed another preview of the song[2] and on July 8, a third snippet of the song surfaced.

On July 9, Del Rey posted a video of herself listening to a snippet of the song and revealed that it would be released on July 12, 2017, along with "Groupie Love", which also features A$AP Rocky.[3]

On July 12, 2017, Zane Lowe premiered both "Summer Bummer" and "Groupie Love" on Beats 1 Radio. Lust for Life was simultaneously put up for pre-order. The song impacted contemporary hit radio in the United Kingdom on July 28, 2017.[4] An alternate mix was accidentally put on Del Rey's VEVO channel but was taken down immediately and the album version was uploaded a couple of hours later. The mix lasts 4 minutes and 13 seconds and was registred on PPL Repertoire.[5] Moreover, this alternate mix was offered as an instant grat song if Lust for Life was pre-ordered from Del Rey's main website. The track had a typo and was called Summer Bummber.

Two official remixes of the song, one produced by Snakehips and one produced by Clams Casino, were officially released on August 25, 2017 alongside remixes for "Lust for Life".

Critical reception and compositionEdit

Sonically the song is a relaxed trap/hip-hop inspired track with approximately 135 beats per minute. Two different official mixes of the song exist, the album version opens with a simple eerie piano chord, while the alternate mix immediately begins with Del Rey singing a line from the chorus.

Harriet Gibsone of The Guardian described the song as a "lazy rap track", noting that "its eerie production and futuristic melancholy [sounds] closer to a track from Frank Ocean’s Blonde than her usual 50s and 60s enthralled shtick".[6] Rebecca Haithcoat of Pitchfork described the song by saying it was "not a traditional contender for the song-of-the-summer flower crown. It’s sticky, but in a dense and oppressive, not light and carefree, way. Even in Del Rey's songs with a cooler temperature, there's a humidity to her voice, a thickness that slows her tongue. Listless delivery paired with such vivid description is a hallmark of her work, and here it functions as a cocoon you don't want to escape even as you feel the knife's edge of danger. A$AP Rocky and Playboi Carti's contributions feel a little unnecessary, as Del Rey has no trouble carrying a track on her own. Near the end, her voice suddenly jumps an octave and, for a moment, floats sweetly atop the roiling fever dream".[7] Anna Gaca of SPIN compared the song to Honeymoon's "High by the Beach" sonically, saying it was "like a trap-inspired take" on the song.[8]

Live performancesEdit

Del Rey performed the song live for the first time at her Lust for Life listening party and performance hosted by Spotify at No Vacancy in Los Angeles, California, on July 20, 2017.

Cross-references Edit

Official versionsEdit

  • Album version — 4:21
  • Alternate mix — 4:13

Lyrics Edit

Album versionEdit

[Lana Del Rey, Playboi Carti & A$AP Rocky]:
It's never too late
To be who you wanna be
Swimmin' in my safe
To say what you wanna say
Tattoo on my face, swimmin' in my safe
Tattoo on my face, swimmin' in my safe
It's never too late
To leave if you wanna leave
Or to stay if you wanna stay (better not)
But, baby (yeah)
I got a feeling in my bones
Tattoo on my face, swimmin' in my safe
Can't get you out of my veins (yeah, yeah)
You can't escape my affection (yah, yeah)
Wrap you up in my daisy chains (What? What? What? What?)

Hip-Hop in the summer (What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (What? What? Yeah?)
Be my undercover lover, babe
(What? What? What? What? What? What? Yeah
What? What? What?)
High tops in the summer (summer, what? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (summer, what? What? What?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, um (What? What? What? What? What?)

[A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti]:
Uh, her sophistication makes you wanna quit the bitch you datin'
Let's skip the games, let's quit the playin'
Boo, let's get acquainted (what?)
Notifications sync in place even when we're on vacation (yeah)
I knew she'd notice like I missed the payment, dang it (What? Ooh)
But bang it like my fingers (Ooh, what?)
She pray to God I made it (What?)
But bankin' like my Franklins (Yeah)
My neighbors stopped the hatin' (Yeah)
What? (what? They been at it, check it out)
Huh? (We been out here, yeah)
Slide inside it (What?)
Diddy Boppin' (What?)
Milly Rockin' (What? What?)
She just might become my lover for real (for real, for real)
I might fuck with her all summer for real (for real, for real)
They better not holla if I cuff her for real (for real, for real)
Niggas better run for cover for real
Goin' bell how I feel, close the deal, pop a seal
Take the whip, two pills on the lips on the real (for real, for real)
Truthfully between you and me I'm usually single
When it's hot outside this, I ride through any hood with the top out
Hop out

[Lana Del Rey, Playboi Carti & A$AP Rocky]:
Hip-Hop in the summer (What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (What? What? Yeah?)
Be my undercover lover, babe
(What? What? What? What? What? What? Yeah
What? What? What?)
High tops in the summer (summer, what? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (summer, what? What? What?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, um (What? What? What? What? What?)

[Lana Del Rey]:
White lies and black beaches
Miles in between us
Is this love or lust or some game on repeat?
It's like making me crazy
Tell me, "have patience"
Baby, I need this
White lines and black beaches
White lies and black beaches
And blood red sangrias
We traveled for weeks, just to escape your demons
But you've got your reasons
In making me crazy
But you've got your reasons
White lies and black beaches

[Lana Del Rey & A$AP Rocky]:
White doves in the summer (top out, hop out, hop out)
Don't be a bummer, babe (top out, hop out, hop out)
Don't be a bummer (top out, hop out, hop out)
Don't be a bummer (top out, hop out, hop out)

[Lana Del Rey, Playboi Carti & A$AP Rocky]:
Hip-Hop in the summer (What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (What? What? Yeah?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, mm
(What? What? What? What? What? What? Yeah
What? What? What?)
High tops in the summer (summer, what? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (summer, what? What? What?)
Be my undercover lover, babe (What? What? What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe

Alternate mixEdit

[Lana Del Rey]:
Hip-Hop in the summer
Don't be a bummer, babe
(Mm, mm, mm, mmm)
(Mm, mm, mmmm)
(Mmm, mmm)

White lies and black beaches
Miles in between us
Is this love or lust or some game on repeat?
It's like making me crazy
Tell me, "have patience"
Baby, I need this
White lines and black beaches
White lies and black beaches
And blood red sangrias
We traveled for weeks, just to escape your demons
But you've got your reasons
In making me crazy
But you've got your reasons
White lies and black beaches

[Lana Del Rey, Playboi Carti & A$AP Rocky]:
I got a feeling in my bones
Can't get you out of my veins (yeah, yeah)
You can't escape my affection (yah, yeah)
Wrap you up in my daisy chains (What? What? What? What?)

Hip-Hop in the summer (What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (What? What? Yeah?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, mm
(What? What? What? What? What? What? Yeah
What? What? What?)
High tops in the summer (summer, what? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (summer, what? What? What?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, mm (What? What? What? What? What?)

Uh, her sophistication makes you wanna quit the bitch you datin'
Let's skip the games, let's quit the playin'
Boo, let's get acquainted (what?)
Notifications sync in place even when we're on vacation (yeah)
I knew she'd notice like I missed the payment, dang it (What? Ooh)
But bang it like my fingers (Ooh, what?)
She pray to God I made it (What?)
But bankin' like my Franklins (Yeah)
My neighbors stopped the hatin' (Yeah)
What? (what? They been at it, check it out)
Huh? (We been out here, yeah)
Slide inside it (What?)
Diddy Boppin' (What?)
Milly Rockin' (What? What?)
She just might become my lover for real (for real)
I might fuck with her all summer for real (your summer love for real boy)
They better not holla if I cuff her for real (when you're into your affliction)
Wrap you up in my daisy chains (What? What? What? What?)

Hip-Hop in the summer (What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (What? What? Yeah?)
Be my undercover lover, babe
(What? What? What? What? What? What? Yeah
What? What? What?)
High tops in the summer (summer, what? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (summer, what? What? What?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, um (What? What? What? What? What?)

Goin' pale, how I feel, close the deal, pop a seal (Hmm, hmm, hmm)
Take the whip, two pills on the lips on the real (Hmm, hmm, hmm) (for real)
Truthfully between you and me I'm usually single
When it's hot outside this, I ride through any hood with the top out
Hop out

[Lana Del Rey & A$AP Rocky]:
High tops in the summer (top out, hop out, hop out)
Don't be a bummer, babe (top out, hop out, hop out)
Don't be a bummer (top out, hop out, hop out)
Don't be a bummer (babe)

[Lana Del Rey, Playboi Carti & A$AP Rocky]:
Hip-Hop in the summer (What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (What? What? Yeah?)
Be my undercover lover, babe
(What? What? What? What? What? What? Yeah
What? What? What?)
High tops in the summer (summer, what? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe (summer, what? What? What?)
Be my undercover lover, babe, um (What? What? What? What? What?)
Don't be a bummer, babe

Commercial releaseEdit

Digital releaseEdit

Summer Bummer - Single
H9k7JPm (1) Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital download
Released: July 12, 2017
Barcode: None
Photography: Neil Krug
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "Summer Bummer" (featuring A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti) 4:21
Gagapedia
Summer Bummer (Snakehips Remix) - Single
Summer Bummer Snakehips Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital download
Released: August 25, 2017
Barcode: None
Photography: N/A
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "Summer Bummer" (featuring A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti) (Snakehips Remix) 4:08
Gagapedia
Summer Bummer (Clams Casino Remix) - Single
Summer Bummer Clams Casino Remix Label: Polydor, Interscope
Format: Digital download
Released: August 25, 2017
Barcode: None
Photography: N/A
Design: Uncredited
# Name Time
1. "Summer Bummer" (featuring A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti) (Clams Casino Remix) 4:30
Gagapedia

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey, A$AP Rocky & Playboi Carti — vocals, songwriting
  • Matthew "Boi-1da" Samuels — songwriting, production, drums, bass
  • Tyler "T-Minus" Williams — songwriting, cello, synth bass
  • Andrew Joseph Gradwohl Jr. — songwriting, synthesizer
  • Jahaan Sweet — production, piano
  • Rick Nowels — additional production, synthesizer
  • Kieron Menzies & Dean Reid — engineering, mixing
  • Trevor Yasuda & Hector Delgado — engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
  • Zac Rae — harpsichord

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Australian Top Urban Singles (ARIA)[9] 19
Belgium Urban (Ultratop Flanders)[10] 40
Canada (Billboard Hot 100)[11] 80
France (SNEP)[12] 135
New Zealand Heatseekers (RMNZ)[13] 2
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[14] 86
Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)[15] 71
Sweden Heatseeker (Sverigetopplistan)[16] 3
UK Singles (Official Charts Company)[17] 81
US Bubbling Under Hot 100 (Billboard)[18] 23

External linksEdit

References Edit

  1. https://www.instagram.com/p/BU2zP7LFQHp/?taken-by=lanadelrey&hl=en
  2. https://soundhound.com/?t=100517783805262297&fb_action_ids=10213370784163641&fb_action_types=soundhound%3Adiscover&_branch_match_id=409165205499715111%C2%A0
  3. https://www.instagram.com/p/BWVy3QIF9RS/?taken-by=lanadelrey
  4. http://web.archive.org/web/20170729155153/www.bbc.co.uk/radio1/playlist
  5. ISRC: GBUM71702647
  6. https://www.theguardian.com/music/2017/jul/21/lana-del-rey-lust-for-life-album-review
  7. http://pitchfork.com/reviews/tracks/lana-del-rey-summer-bummer/
  8. http://www.spin.com/2017/07/lana-del-rey-summer-bummer-review/
  9. http://www.ariacharts.com.au/charts/urban-singles-chart
  10. http://www.ultratop.be/nl/song/199625/Lana-Del-Rey-feat.-A$AP-Rocky-and-Playboi-Carti-Summer-Bummer
  11. http://www.billboard.com/artist/306420/Lana%20Del%20Rey/chart?page=1&f=793
  12. http://www.snepmusique.com/tops-semaine/top-singles-telecharges/?ye=2017&we=29
  13. http://nztop40.co.nz/chart/singles?chart=4381#all_records_extra
  14. Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company (Change date to July 21, 2017)
  15. "SK - Singles Digital - Top 100". ČNS IFPI. (Archive to 201730)
  16. http://www.sverigetopplistan.se/netdata/ghl002.mbr/lista?liid=215&dfom=20170721
  17. Official Singles Chart Top 100 | Official Charts Company (Change date to July 21, 2017)
  18. http://www.billboard.com/biz/search/charts?f%5B0%5D=ts_chart_artistname%3ALana+Del+Rey&f%5B1%5D=itm_field_chart_id%3A344&f%5B2%5D=ss_bb_type%3Achart_item&type=2&artist=Lana+Del+Rey


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