Lana Del Rey recalled the story of the song during an interview with Courtney Love for Dazed
"I don't know if you've ever felt this way, but when I wrote it I felt like it wasn't really for me. I kept on thinking about who this song was for or who could do it with me, and then I realised that he would be a good person.
I didn't know if I should ask him because I actually have a line in it where I say, 'I wish we could go back to your country house and put on the radio and listen to our favourite song by Lennon and Yoko.' I didn't want him to think I was asking him because I was namechecking them. Actually, I had listened to his records over the years and I did think it was his vibe, so I played it for him and he liked it. He rewrote his verse and had extensive notes, down to the mix.
And that was the last thing I did, decision-wise. I haven't mixed the record, but the fact that 'Love
' just came out and Sean kind of finished up the record, it felt very meant-to-be. Because that whole concept of peace and love really is in his veins and in his family."