The ride home from Coachella is typically a dark one, as bleary-eyed revelers lament the loss of their iPhones, wonder why the guest list for that pool party suddenly closed the second they showed up, and contemplate how on earth they’re going to pay next month’s rent (because red velvet waffles aren’t cheap).
Lana Del Rey, who’s turned her mournfulness into a cottage industry, was her typically morose self on her journey back from the desert, but not for the same reasons that plague us plebeians. Instead, Del Rey was struggling with the heavy guilt she felt for partying with famous people, while the world crumbled around her. So, Del Rey decided to do what any artist does when they feel something deeply: She made art.
In an Instagram video she posted on Monday, Del Rey described how on her way home, she felt compelled to visit an “old favorite place” of hers “at the rim of the world highway”. There, she sat down by a sequoia grove to “write a little song” born out of the conflict she felt about “spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount.”
Del Rey shared some of the song with her fans “in hopes that one individual’s hope and prayer for peace might contribute to the possibility of it in the long run.” Maybe Coachella isn’t so bad, after all.
I’m not gonna lie- I had complex feelings about spending the weekend dancing whilst watching tensions w North Korea mount. 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. 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. 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. Hope everyone has a nice day, with love from California