This past Wednesday, fans gathered for the premiere of Lana Del Rey‘s Video for Ride and see the young singer in person. Here is a special note from Lana Del Rey that was passed out during the event. She tells her artistic vision and gives us more details about the song Ride produced by Rick Rubin.
“Life isn’t always easy but sometimes you’re blessed enough to meet your artistic soul mates along the way. After years of staying true to my own artistic visions, I met Anthony Mandler who shared my love of all things dark and beautiful and understood my passion and revery for the country that America used to be. He’s helped me to bring the visions of my imagination to life and to tell my different life stories through film. His technique is exquisite and coupled with the inspired editing skills of his long time editor Jeff Selis, his art is always innovative and honest. This song was composed by one of my oldest friends Daniel Heath, and the beautiful chords behind the words were written by my very inspiring friend, Justin Parker.Finally, Rick Rubin produced the song down in Malibu at Shangri La Studios. So it’s a family affair. The world I’ve created on the outside is finally as beautiful as it was in my mind’s eye when I first began writing and dreaming and that – as you know – is a very very rare thing. And for that I am eternally grateful to all my wonderful friends and partners in music and at my label for helping a vision flourish and for being a part of something that is now bigger than us.”
The track features on Born To Die -The Paradise Edition – out November 12th (UK) / November 13th (US) / November 16th (Germany). This double album includes the hit songs Video Games, Born To Die, Blue Jeans & National Anthem plus eight brand new songs including Blue Velvet and the new single Ride.