Lana Del Rey Instagrams New Song in the Woods

After visiting Coachella, Lana was feeling some type of way.

Written by Emilee Lindner • Photography by Ezra Marcus • April 18, 2017

Although Lana Del Rey didn't have a set a the Coachella Valley Music and Arts Festival, she still visited the desert fest, along with a number of other off-the-clock musicians. And the music -- especially Father John Misty's set -- had her spinning with inspiration. After leaving, she stopped by her favorite grove of trees to reflect on world events and write a song.

"I'm not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount," Rey wrote on Instagram, where she shared an a cappella version of the new tune. 

In her post, Lana waxed poetic about the personal conflict she was feeling about the balance between blissful fun and sober awareness -- and the guilt that comes with that inbalance. "I find It's a tightrope between being vigilantly observant of everything going on in the world and also having enough space and time to appreciate God's good earth the way it was intended to be appreciated," she wrote.

"On my way home I found myself compelled to visit an old favorite place of mine at the rim of the world highway where I took a moment to sit down by the sequoia grove and write a little song," she continued. "I just wanted to share this in hopes that one individual's hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run."

Del Rey is currently gearing up to release Lust For Life, her fifth album due later this year.

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