"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.
On June 8, 2017, Del Rey shared a video on Instagram and Facebook of herself listening to a snippet of the song. 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.
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. 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".
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.
- The line "I like(d) you a lot" is also used in "Music to Watch Boys To" and "You Can Be the Boss".
- Reference to "Summer Bummer".
- "Hold me in your arms" is a lyric from "Never Let Me Go".
- A killer is also mentioned in "Serial Killer".
- White cars are also mentioned in "Axl Rose Husband" and "Diet Mountain Dew".
- A white mustang also appears in the "Born to Die" music video.
- 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
- 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
|Chart (2017)|| Peak|
|Slovakia Digital Singles (ČNS IFPI)||93|
- ↑ https://www.facebook.com/lanadelrey/videos/1599474376761673/
- ↑ https://www.instagram.com/p/BWOLlYhFcpS/?taken-by=lanadelrey
- ↑ http://www.prefixmag.com/reviews/lust-for-life/204097/
- ↑ https://www.pastemagazine.com/articles/2017/07/lana-del-rey-lust-for-life-review.html
- ↑ https://twitter.com/MissDaytona/status/891124518307090434
- ↑ "SK - Singles Digital - Top 100". ČNS IFPI. (Archive to 201730)