Lana Del Rey Shares Jack Antonoff Produced Single, “A&W”
Singer-songwriter Lana Del Rey recently released a new single titled “A&W.” This epic is over seven minutes long and touches on various themes such as femininity, sexuality, criticism, and the experience of being an American woman. Jack Antonoff (Bleachers, Taylor Swift) co-wrote and co-produced the track, which is divided into two parts.
The first part of the song features a melodic movement that floats over pianos and acoustic guitars. Del Rey sings about her past, reminiscing about her childhood and how she hasn’t done a cartwheel since she was nine years old. The initial movement is quite lengthy and serves as a prelude to the second half of the song.
The chorus of “A&W” is particularly striking, as Del Rey sings, “Call ’em up, come into my bedroom. Ended up, we f–k on the hotel floor. It’s not about having someone to love me anymore. This is the experience of being an American w—e.” The contrast between the beautiful melody and the provocative lyrics is a signature of Del Rey’s style.
In the second part of the song, the tempo picks up, and electronic drums and distortion are introduced, creating an ominous atmosphere. Del Rey seems to be struggling with the weight of societal pressures and expectations. She explores themes that are often considered taboo in mainstream music, such as the experience of being an “American w—e.”
Fans and critics alike have praised Del Rey for her bold and ambitious new track. Antonoff’s production adds depth and intensity to the song’s already powerful lyrics, making “A&W” a unique and memorable addition to the pop music genre.
Listen to Lana Del Rey’s “A&W” below
The song is one of the tracks on Del Rey’s upcoming album, Did You Know That There’s a Tunnel Under Ocean Blvd, which will be released on March 24th, 2023, via Interscope Records and Polydor Records. In addition, Del Rey will co-headline Brazil’s MITA Music Festival this summer, solidifying her position as one of the most innovative and influential artists in the music world.
For more information on Lana Del Rey, visit her website here.