Lana Del Rey Releases ‘Looking for America’ in Response to Mass Shootings — LISTEN

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2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Catherine Opie And Guillermo del Toro Presented By Gucci - Red Carpet
Lana Del Rey arrives for the 2018 LACMA Art+Film Gala at the Los Angeles County Museum of Art in Los Angeles, California on November 3, 2018. (Photo by Chris Delmas / AFP / Getty Images)

Earlier this week, Lana Del Rey teased two songs: a cover of Donovan’s “Season of the Witch” which is for Guillermo del Toro’s upcoming Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark film adaptation, and “Looking For America,” which was written in response to last weekend’s tragic shootings.

And lucky for us, they have now been released in full.

However, these songs will not be featured on Lana’s new album Norman Fucking Rockwell that comes out August 30.

“Looking for America” begins by describing a scenic road trip through California where Del Rey croons that she “pulled over to watch the children play in the park/ We used to only worry for them after dark.”

2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala Honoring Catherine Opie And Guillermo del Toro Presented By Gucci - Red Carpet
Lana Del Rey attends 2018 LACMA Art + Film Gala honoring Catherine Opie and Guillermo del Toro presented by Gucci at LACMA on November 3, 2018 in Los Angeles, California. (Photo by Getty Images)

Later in the song, she sings “I used to go to drive-ins and listen to the blues/ So many things that I think twice about before I do.”

Del Rey says that all proceeds from the song will go to the Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund, the El Paso Victims Relief Fund, and the Dayton Foundation.

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As for “Season of the Witch.” Lana is able to stay true to the original while giving it some “Lana” uniqueness.

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