At this point in her career, it seems safe to say Lana Del Rey is not interested in converting any non-believers to her unique take on pop music. Her career has provided her a dedicated following of fans who preach her gospel in her absence and cling to her every release as if it were a holy text passed down from a higher power. She is a force unlike any other in music today, and she is continuing to stay separated from the pack with her latest single, “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind.”
Blending a detailed recap of her time at Coachella with a longing to talk to God or whatever higher power exists about the woes of the world, “Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” is lyrically a bit unusual for Lana Del Rey. Here, she is taking a small step back from her romanticized take on life under the Hollywood lights to recognize the world at large. She feels fortunate to live a life that allows her to experience such immense joy, but the knowledge not everyone is given such opportunities is always in the back of her mind. It eats at her as much as it does you or I, and just like us, she feels a bit helpless. All she can do is try and make it better using the gifts at her disposal. “Maybe my contribution / Could be as small as hoping / That words could turn to birds and birds would send my thoughts your way.”
“Coachella – Woodstock In My Mind” is the latest in a series of singles released by Lana Del Rey in recent months. She has also teased plans for a new album, but at this time, no firm release dates have been set. We expect more information to surface soon, along with potential news of a tour to support the record. Follow Substream on Twitter for updates.
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) May 15, 2017