Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind

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"Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind"
Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind - Lana Del Rey.jpg
Promotional single by Lana Del Rey
from the album Lust for Life
ReleasedMay 15, 2017 (2017-05-15)
FormatDigital download
RecordedApril 17, 2017
GenreTrap
Length4:18
Label
Songwriter(s)
Producer(s)
  • Lana Del Rey
  • Nowels
  • Dean Reid
  • Kieron Menzies
Lana Del Rey promotional singles chronology
"Honeymoon"
(2015)
"Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind"
(2017)
"Season of the Witch"
(2019)

"Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind" is a song by American singer Lana Del Rey. It was officially released worldwide as the first promotional single from her fifth studio album, Lust for Life, on May 15, 2017.[1]

Background and writing[edit]

The song was first announced on the Arabic streaming service, Anghami, on May 13, 2017.[2]

Del Rey wrote the song and posted a video of herself on Instagram singing a short snippet of it on April 17, 2017. She recorded the video after attending the 2017 Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival in Indio, California, and she captioned the video saying:

I'm not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. I find It's a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God's good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated. On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song. I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual's hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run. Hope everyone has a nice day, with love from California.[3]

Composition[edit]

"Coachella – Woodstock in My Mind" has been described by The Guardian as a "sedated trap track".[4] It is a ballad that Exclaim! has described as "an electronic spin on Lana's classic torch-song style".[5] The song's chorus is a "lyrical hat-tip" to "Stairway to Heaven" by Led Zeppelin.[5]

Credits and personnel[edit]

Credits adapted from Tidal.[6]

  • Lana Del Rey – vocals, production, composition
  • Rick Nowels – production, celesta, mellotron, composition, synthesizer programmer
  • Dean Reid – production, engineering, mixing, drums, bass guitar, flute, synthesizer programmer
  • Kieron Menzies – production, engineering, mixing, drums, keyboard, magnetic tape realization, percussion
  • Chris Garcia – engineering
  • Trevor Yasuda – keyboard, engineering
  • Adam Ayan – mastering engineer

Charts[edit]

Chart (2017) Peak
position
France (SNEP)[7] 82
Scotland (Official Charts Company)[8] 84
US Rock Digital Song Sales (Billboard)[9] 14

References[edit]

  1. ^ "Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind - Single by Lana Del Rey on Apple Music". iTunes. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  2. ^ "We might be getting another new Lana Del Rey track, 'Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind', tomorrow | Dork". Dork. May 14, 2017. Retrieved May 16, 2017.
  3. ^ "Instagram post by Lana Del Rey • Apr 17, 2017 at 11:35pm UTC". Instagram. Archived from the original on May 15, 2017. Retrieved May 19, 2017.
  4. ^ Gibsone, Harriet (July 21, 2017). "Lana Del Rey: Lust for Life review – in a luxurious league of her own". The Guardian. Guardian Media Group. Retrieved July 22, 2017.
  5. ^ a b Hudson, Alex (May 15, 2017). "Listen to Lana Del Rey's New Song "Coachella - Woodstock in My Mind"". Exclaim!. Retrieved July 26, 2017.
  6. ^ "Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind / Lana Del Rey TIDAL". listen.tidal.com. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  7. ^ "Le Top de la semaine : Top Singles Téléchargés – SNEP (Week 20, 2017)" (in French). Syndicat National de l'Édition Phonographique. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  8. ^ "Official Scottish Singles Sales Chart Top 100". Official Charts Company. Retrieved May 20, 2017.
  9. ^ "Lana Del Rey – Chart history" Billboard Rock Digital Song Sales for Lana Del Rey.

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