Change

Album: Lust For Life (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • This piano ballad doubles as both personal empowerment and a message of keeping hope alive during times of great turmoil. Del Rey explained that it's about a realization that change is not something to run from, but is actually a good thing.

    Every time that we run, we don't know what it's from
    Now we finally slow down, we feel close to it
    There's a change gonna come, I don't know where or when
    But whenever it does, we'll be here for it


    Del Rey said in a video interview the song is, "A clarity of inner dialogue that I feel it's coming through better."
  • Producer Rick Nowels told Genius the story of the song:

    "'Change' really touches me. We were mastering the album and had to turn it into the label the next day. Lana called me that afternoon and said that she had one more statement to make for the album and that she wanted to record a new song that night. That song turned out to be 'Change'.

    We started it at 8 p.m. and by 2 a.m. the record was done. We knew it could only be a voice/piano song because that was all the time we had. I think it's a gem on the album."
  • The song is the first piano-and-vocal-only ballad that Del Rey has recorded since the 2014 Ultraviolence track, "Old Money."

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