Lana Del Rey has released studio recorded versions of her songs ‘Looking for America’ and ‘Season of the Witch’.
Del Rey, who is ramping up excitement around her forthcoming new album, initially dropped a teaser of ‘Looking for America’ via her social media channels in response to the deadly shootings which occurred in the same tragic weekend in the US.
Speaking about the song, she said: “Now I know I’m not a politician and I’m not trying to be so excuse me for having an opinion- but in light of all of the mass shootings and the back to back shootings in the last couple of days which really affected me on a cellular level I just wanted to post this video that our engineer Laura took 20 minutes ago.”
She added: “I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning.”
The second newly-released track, ‘Season of the Witch’, comes in collaboration with Mexican film director Guillermo del Toro who has recruited the singer to contribute to his upcoming project Spooky Stories.
Speaking about the song, del Toro said: “I have admired Lana’s music for a while now and felt in my gut that she would run with ‘Season of the Witch’ — that she would use her alchemy to transform it,” via a press release.
Stream both songs, below.