Del Rey penned the song with Greg Kurstin (Pink's "Blow Me (One Last Kiss)
," Sia's "Chandelier
"). The Californian producer told NME
about their collaboration: "'Money, Power, Glory' was one of the earlier songs written on the album and it stuck around.," he said. "I wasn't really sure what was going to happen because we did it so early and I know she went through a lot of writing after that point."
"It's interesting that what ended up on the album is actually the original mix that we finished that day; we didn't re-cut or re-record anything," Kurstin added. "But it was great when I finally heard where she went and I think it was really cool that she went organic with live musicians."