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Lust for Life
Lana Del Rey
Writer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Producer(s) Lana Del Rey
Rick Nowels
Kieron Menzies
Dean Reid
Length 2:44
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
"Summer Bummer"

"White Mustang" is a song by Lana Del Rey. It was co-written with Rick Nowels and co-produced with Nowels, Kieron Menzies and Dean Reid. It is featured on her fifth studio album and fourth major-label studio album, Lust for Life.

BackgroundEdit

On June 8, 2017, Del Rey shared a video on Instagram and Facebook of herself listening to a snippet of the song.[1] It has since been confirmed that the song is titled "White Mustang" and it will be featured on Lust for Life. On July 6, 2017, Del Rey posted a second video of herself listening to a snippet of the song.[2]

Critical reception and compositionEdit

"White Mustang" runs at exactly two minutes and forty-four seconds, making it the shortest song on Lust for Life. Jon O'Brien of Prefixmag complimented the song for Del Rey's whistling during the outro, noting that it was an intriguing production touch.[3] Liddy Cudmore of Paste grouped the song alongside "Cherry", saying that "these are soundtracks for film noirs that never existed, right down to the slow-down-the-stairs-footstep percussion".[4]

Live performances Edit

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. Del Rey performed the song live again at Lollapalooza Paris in Paris, France, on July 23, 2017.

Music video Edit

On July 27, 2017, Del Rey announced during a livestream on Instagram that a music video for the song would be released. She described it as futuristic, similarly to the "Love" and "Lust for Life" music videos. It was directed by Rich Lee. On July 28th, Del Rey revived her defunct Twitter account (@MissDaytona), to post a possible teaser for the video.[5]

Cross-references Edit

LyricsEdit

Packing all my things for the summer
Lying on my bed it's a bummer, 'cause I
Didn't call when I got your number
But I liked you a lot

Slippin' on my dress in soft filters
Everybody said you're a killer, but I
Couldn't stop the way I was feeling the day
Your record dropped

The day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang
Day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang

Caught up in my dreams and forgetting
I've been acting like armageddon 'cause you
Hold me in your arms just a little too tight
That's what I thought

Summer's meant for loving and leaving
I was such a fool for believing that you
Could change all the ways you been living
But you just couldn't stop

The day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang
Day I saw your white mustang
Your white mustang

And you're revving and revving and revving it up
And the sound it was frightening
And you were getting a part of that
You're gonna hit me like lightning

White mustang, your white mustang
The day I saw your white mustang
Said you're a wild mustang

You're gonna hit me like lightning
You're gonna hit me like lightning

CreditsEdit

Personnel
  • Lana Del Rey — vocals, songwriting, production
  • Rick Nowels — songwriting, production, piano, synthesizer, Mellotron
  • Kieron Menzies — production, engineering, mixing, drums, percussion, synthesizer, strings
  • Dean Reid — production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass, synthesizer, effects
  • Trevor Yasuda — engineering, keyboards
  • Chris Garcia — engineering
  • Adam Ayan — mastering
Technical
  • Published by R-Rated Music administered by EMI April Music Inc. (Global Music Rights) / Sony / ATV Music Publishing (ASCAP)
  • Recorded at The Green Building, Los Angeles and Hampstead Studios, London
  • Mastered at Gateway Mastering, Portland, Maine

ChartsEdit

Chart (2017) Peak
position
Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)[6] 93

ReferencesEdit


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