Lana Del Rey has just shared a new song, ‘Looking For America’, written in response to a handful of mass shootings in the US over the weekend.

Later this month, Lana Del Rey is set to release her sixth studio album, Norman Fucking Rockwell. Having been teased for quite some time now, the record comes two years after Lust For Life, and is undoubtedly one fans have been waiting for for some time now.

However, despite the album’s 14-song tracklist and 67-minute runtime promising a veritable treasure trove of new material, it appears as though Del Rey is still creating new tunes, sharing one earlier today.

Titled ‘Looking For America’, the sombre, emotional track sees the singer performing her own heartfelt response to the two mass shootings that rocked America over the weekend.

Check out Lana Del Rey’s ‘Looking For America’:

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“Hi folks came back early from Montecito with my brother this morning and asked Jack Antonoff to come into town because I had a song on my mind that I wanted to write,” Lana Del Rey wrote on Instagram.

“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.

“I hope you like it. I’m singing love to the choruses I recorded this morning. I’m going to call it ‘Looking for America’.”

Lana Del Rey of course isn’t the first to respond to these recent shootings, with the likes of Smash Mouth and Rihanna taking various figures to task for their casual or misguided responses to the incidents. However, she is indeed the first to release some sort of musical tribute in the wake of the weekend’s events.

In related news, Lana Del Rey recently shared a snippet of her cover of Donovan’s ‘Season Of The Witch’, which she recorded for Guillermo Del Toro’s adaptation of Scary Stories To Tell In The Dark. Check it out below.

Check out Lana Del Rey covering ‘Season Of The Witch’:

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