Lana Del Rey has revealed her plans to donate the proceeds from her latest single to the victims of recent mass shootings in the US.
The shootings, which took place in California, Texas and Ohio, have once again sparked serious debates over gun control laws in America.
Following the devastating massacres, Lana released a song called Looking For America, and tweeted: “Thinking of everyone this morning – we finished our song and just want to let you know all of my proceeds are going to Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund, El Paso Community Relief Fund and Dayton Foundation.”
Thinking of everyone this morning – we finished our song and just want to let you know all of my proceeds are going to Gilroy Garlic Festival Victims Relief Fund, El Paso Community Relief Fund and Dayton Foundation
— Lana Del Rey (@LanaDelRey) August 9, 2019
In the song, Lana sings: “We used to only worry for them after dark. 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 a just a dream I had in mind.”
Lana shared a video of her singing the song on Instagram, and 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 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.”