the song lana del rey wrote about north korea is here

On "Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind," the singer addresses the guilt of partying while the world falls apart.

Wendy Syfret

Wendy Syfret

Last month, after playing Coachella, Lana Del Rey took herself on a trip into the woods to do some serious thinking. Feeling split between her life in that moment — i.e. encouraging teenagers to wear flower crowns — and the simmering political situation engulfing the U.S., she had some "complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount." The result of this introspection was a song that she offered a glimpse of on Instagram.

Now that spark of inspiration has been released as a single, "Coachella - Woodstock In My Mind." The track covers her time at the festival, and the feeling of being drawn to other topics. She laments "I guess I was in it / 'Cause baby, for a minute / It was Woodstock in my mind / In the next morning / They put out the warning / Tensions were rising over country lines."

The singer had previously mentioned that her upcoming album, Lust For Life, would have a considerably more political focus than her earlier work — something that's clearly evident on this track. Check it out below.


Text Wendy Syfret
Image via Instagram