Groupie Love
by Lana Del Rey (featuring A$AP Rocky)

Album: Lust For Life (2017)
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Songfacts®:

  • This dreamy pop ballad finds Lana Del Rey portraying a groupie who is in a relationship with a famous musician.

    You're in the bar, playing guitar
    I'm trying not to let the crowd next to me
    It's so hard sometimes with the star
    When you have to share him with everybody


    Del Rey struggles with the fact that she must share the star with his adorning fans.
  • Del Rey's long-time friend A$AP Rocky spits the third verse. The Harlem rapper's best known previous collaboration with the songstress was playing her beau in the "National Anthem" video, However, they have also laid down plenty of music together, including Rocky's 2012 song "Ridin'," which was supposed to appear on his debut album LONG.LIVE.A$AP before being cut at the last minute.
  • The track came about after Rocky's producer, Hector Delgado, singled it out as one that A$AP Rocky would like to collaborate:

    "Rocky loved it so he came down and he did a verse, and then actually a couple months later, he decided he wanted to do it differently, so he did a different verse and then we changed up the production a little bit," Del Rey explained to Zane Lowe.

    "['Groupie Love'] changed right before we started putting it to vinyl — actually, it changed a lot. I was actually kind of nervous, but that's one of the ones I felt changed at the last minute for the better," she added.
  • Speaking to Pitchfork about why she wrote herself in this song as a worshipful devotee, Del Rey said: "Old habits die hard - I still love a rock star."

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