Lana Del Rey Shares Two New Songs: ‘Looking For America’ And ‘Season Of The Witch’

The Donovan cover features in the new Guillermo del Toro film, ‘Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark’.

Published on

Lana Del Rey UK No 1 Album Norman Rockwell
Photo: Chuck Grant

After teasing them earlier this week, Lana Del Rey has now shared the full versions of her new track ‘Looking for America’ and her cover of Donovan’s ‘Season of the Witch’, both of which you can hear below.

Produced by Jack Antonoff, ‘Looking for America’ is an emotional song Del Rey penned in response to the recent mass shootings in Texas and Ohio.

Looking For America

Click to load video

After sharing a live clip of herself performing the song in the studio on Instagram, Del Rey wrote, “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.”

On the track she sings, “I’m still looking for my own version of America/ One without the gun, where the flag can freely fly/ No bombs in the sky/ Only fireworks when you and I collide/ It’s just a dream I had in mind.”

Meanwhile, Del Rey’s ‘Season Of The Witch’ cover was recorded for new horror film Scary Stories to Tell in the Dark, produced by Guillermo del Toro. Del Rey previously revealed a snippet of the song in a trailer for the film, in theatres on 9 August.

“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,” said del Toro in a statement. “She is a great artist and has been an amazing partner with us in this adventure. It is an honour for me to have met her.”

Season Of The Witch (From The Motion Picture "Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark" / Audio)

Click to load video

Del Rey helped honour del Toro when the director received his Hollywood Walk of Fame star earlier this month in a ceremony on Hollywood Boulevard in Los Angeles. As uDiscover Music previously reported, Del Rey will release her sixth album, Norman F_king Rockwell! on 30 August. She recently revealed the tracklist, but it’s unclear if she will add ‘Looking For America’ into the mix. Del Rey will tour in support of the album with a US tour which kicks off on 21 September at the Jones Beach Theater in Wantagh, New York.

Explore Our Lana Del Rey Artist Page.

Format: Union Jack flagUK English
Click to comment
Comments are temporarily disabled and will return shortly.
John Lennon - Mind Games The Ultimate Collection
John Lennon
Mind Games (The Ultimate Collection)
Frank Zappa - Apostrophe 50th Anniversary Edition
Frank Zappa
Apostrophe (50th Anniversary Edition)
Johnny Cash - Songwriter LP
Johnny Cash
Songwriter LP
Beastie Boys - Ill Communication Deluxe Edition 3LP
Beastie Boys
Ill Communication Deluxe Edition 3LP
Nina Simone - Nina Simone In Concert LP
Nina Simone
Nina Simone In Concert (LP)
Nelly Furtado - Whoa, Nelly! 2LP
Nelly Furtado
Whoa, Nelly! 2LP
uDiscover Music - Back To Top
uDiscover Music - Back To Top